Just a thought on hurricanes. If you evacuate your house during a hurricane, make sure you turn the gas and electricity off. This might save your house from burning down.
Why do we fill the bathtub with water during a hurricane? To flush the toilet in case the water goes out. You should have plenty of water in bottles too.
If you will mix about a 1/4 lb. of salt with water and fill a couple of milk jugs with it, and keep it in the freezer, your stuff will stay frozen if the electricity goes out. The salt lowers the freezing temperature of the water so it will keep the temperature below 32 degrees. If you just put ice in, it will maintain the freezer at 32 and everything you have in the freezer will defrost.