In the event of a storm it is important to follow a few simple safety rules –

Be aware that submerged outlets or electrical cords may pose serious and even leathal threat.
Do not use electrical appliances that have been wet. Have these appliances reconditioned by a qualified service repairman, or purchase new ones.
Do not connect generators directly to household wiring. Have a qualified, licensed electrician install your generator.
Keep all generators dry.
Follow the generator manufacturer’s guidelines regarding appliances and extension cords.
Do not overload your generator.
Do not operate your generator in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. Generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide very quickly, which can be deadly!