This video from MetLife Home and Auto Insurance gives some pointers are what to do in the event of a storm. Preparing ahead helps to elevate extra stress when a strong storm occurs.
A storm warning means you need to take immediate action. Such as taking things that aren't secured to the ground or that can blow away during a storm to a safe place or tie them down. If you need to evacuate your home or are instructed to do so shut the main power to your home off. Have an emergency kit ready that you can utilize whether or not you stay in your home or have to evacuated. Storms are going to happen but you can be prepared to get through the storm by taking action now. There is a list of other things to do in preparation on http://www.metlifeyourlife.com/.