Before and after each use, check the saw's safety mechanisms. Make sure that blade guards are operating properly and smoothly. Pay special attention to the proper care and storage of saw blades. Keep them clean and free of all dirt and resins. Oven cleaner does a great job.
Ask your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter about the history of hurricanes in your area. Ask for information about protecting your family and home.
Ask your emergency management office, building department or floodplain management office to see a flood map of your community. There may be a projected flood elevation for your neighborhood.