Power outages can be a major inconvenience if you haven't prepared for them. And it's even worse if they last longer than a day (as in the case of a hurricane).
The key is preparedness. Having stores of dry rations, water, flashlights, batteries, gasoline, and radios go a long way during a long term power outage.
Additionally, you want to know ahead of time that a power outage is around the corner due to inclement weather. The resources below will help you do just that.