Elevate furniture, if there’s time
If there is time before the storm hits your area, it’s a good idea to move furniture to higher ground, but only if you have time. There are certainly far more pressing tasks in a time of crisis.
Keep flashlights and extra batteries in dry areas
Store them in containers to make sure they will work if need be. Better yet, make a flashlight glow in the dark so it’s easy to locate. Next, try these ways that you can help after a natural disaster (hint: it’s rarely donating clothes).