While we cannot prevent natural disasters, we can make sure our homes are electrically safe before and after the storm. Be sure to turn off your power if your utility asks you to. Move any sensitive electronics high and make sure your phones and other emergency communication devices are fully charged. If you use a portable generator, make sure you use it away from windows and doors, and always use a GFCI with your generator. After the storm, have a qualified electrician inspect any water-damaged areas.