There is only one thing we can truly predict about bad weather: It will happen. Your best protection is preparedness. Sign up for Nation Weather Service Wireless Emergency Alerts on your smartphone. Check if yours is compatible at ctia.org; then click on Consumer Info/Wireless Safety.
The Red Cross suggest always having an emergency kit on hand. Make your own and include: bottled water, imperishable food, flashlight, batteries, first-aid kit, medications, personal hygiene items, cell phone and chargers, emergency contact information, cash, blanket, copies of all personal documents, medication list, etc.
Being prepared is your best defense against bad weather.
To buy an emergency kit www.redcrossstore.org