While the recent hurricane spared New England, the warnings were an important reminder to not get caught unprepared for such an emergency.
Gather supplies. Know where you have your batteries, flashlights, candles and matches, water and non-perishable foods, and even back up power supply.
Stay informed. Sign up for notifications from local emergency management services and consider the FEMA app.
Make a family communication plan. Get ideas and a template here.
Collect important documents and contact numbers. Have a copy of your homeowners insurance declarations page handy too.
For even more ideas, read Judith Kolberg's book, Organize for Disaster.