Prepare Landscaping and Outdoor Surfaces
1. Trim trees if branches are dead or hang too close to the house or electrical wires.
2. Seal driveways, brick patios and wood decks. Water that gets into the cracks and crevices will expand and contract as things cool down and heat up causing more damage. Sealing these surfaces will help prefent the damage
3. Move sensitive potted plants indoors or to a sheltered area
4. Remove vegetation and debris away from the foundation. Then seal up any small cracks around the foundation to keep unwanted visitors out.