Hurricanes: The South Carolina prepared an excellent report, concerning Hurricane Florence which hit the Carolinas during mid-2018-SEP. But it is of general interest. See: https://twitter.com/ They recommend to:
Stay indoors and away from windows and glass doors.
Remain alert. Tornadoes are frequently spawned during hurricanes and tropical storms.
One interesting part of the report deals with flood waters.
6 inches (15 cm.) of fast moving water can knock over and carry away an adult.
12 inches (30 cm) of fast moving water can carry away a small car.
18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) of fast moving water can carry away most large SUVs. vans and trucks.
Gas powered electrical generators must never be used inside one's home or garage because of the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO cannot be seen, smelled, or heard. "Locate generators outside, more than 20 feet (six meters) from your home, doors, and windows."
The Choose Energy web site has an article to help senior citizens and their caretakers handle electrical outages. See: https://www.chooseenergy.com/
TheAmerican Red Cross has a Disaster and Safety Library to assist you in preparing your home, school and workplace in the event of many disasters or emergencies including chemical spills, drought, earthquakes, and other topics from Flu to Winter Storms. See: http://www.redcross.org/