I came across this useful website recently: Are you prepared?
"In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored.
San Francisco is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies we may encounter.
Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service. Imagine that all the businesses are closed and you are without any kind of emergency services. What will you do until help arrives?"
This website originates in San Francisco, but it covers a lot of territory. You click on the icons to learn what you need to know. Hmm. There's no icon for hurricanes, but the information you need is there: http://www.72hours.org/