Check your home. Proceed with caution when reentering your home if you were away during the storm, as there may be water damage or flooding.
Check your plumbing. If there is damage to your plumbing from frozen or leaking pipes, immediately shut off the water. Assess potential structural damage.
Check roof leaks or sags, external chimney damage and fallen tree branches that may have struck your home.
Check for gas leaks. Then ensure that electrical, water and sewage systems are functioning.
As a precaution, boil any tap water you intend to use in order to eliminate harmful bacteria.
In the event of a power outage, do not turn on your power breakers until after power has been restored. Once power has been restored, monitor performance by both sight and smell.
If you see any sparks or smell anything burning, immediately shut off your power supply.