Here's your pre-storm preparedness checklist: batten down the hatches, stock up on water, and eat some ice cream.
Ice cream?! As strange as it sounds, this might be one of the best (and tastiest!) ways to tell if your freezer defrosted during a power outage.
This tip comes from a friend who lives in New Orleans, so I trust that he knows his business when it comes to storms, hurricanes, and power outages!