Check to see if your neighbors have power. If they are also without service, call your local power company.
Make a visual or written record of your possessions to help you claim losses in the event of damage. Include photographs of cars, boats and recreational vehicles. Get professional appraisals of jewelry, collectibles, artwork or other items that may be difficult to evaluate. Also, photograph the exterior of your home. Include the landscaping that may not be insurable, but does increase the value of your property for tax purposes. Make copies of receipts and cancelled checks for valuable items.
Check to see if you have adequate coverage. Be sure to read and completely understand your policy. If you have questions regarding insurance or your policy contact your insurance agent.