Pick a friend or relative who lives out of the area, who you will agree to call to say you're OK, should you need to leave home. Make sure this person knows.
An old-fashioned corded telephone that plugs into the wall will keep working for some time even after a power cut – so it is good to have one in your home.
Check on your neighbours
If it is safe to do so you should check on your neighbours and vulnerable people living close by. Have a think about who they are in advance: