Inspect your property and motor vehicles for damage. Write down the date and list the damages for insurance purposes. Check for electrical problems and gas leaks, and report them to the utility company at once.
Watch out for fallen power lines. Stay out of damaged buildings until you are sure they are safe and will not collapse. Secure your property from further damage or theft.
Use only chlorinated or bottled supplies of drinking water.
Check on your food supply. Food stored in a refrigerator or freezer can spoil when the power goes out.