Preparing your horses for severe weather:Clean and fill all drinking water containers to the top with clean, fresh water. Fill any extra CLEAN containers you have such as barrels, buckets and cover the tops. If you lose power, you will not have any water.
Have plenty of hay on hand if your horses will be kept in a barn. Wherever you decide to put the horses, make sure there are no objects of any kind lying around that the wind could pick up and toss around. A HORSE was picked up by the wind and carried several feet before being dropped during a severe storm. This happened locally. The average horse weighs about 1,000 pounds! Think what a strong wind could do with sharp objects, lawn furniture, etc.
Make sure all fences are repaired. Just in case your horses do get out, they should be wearing an identification tag with your name, address and phone # on it.
This could be as simple as duck tape wrapped around the halter with this information on it. Make sure your equine medicine chest is stocked as well as your own and don't forget the needs of your other animals. You should at least have bandages, clean towels, some sealed jugs of clean water, vet wrap, peroxide, iodine and vaseline. Carry a list of emergency phone numbers (veterinarians, humane society, animal control) in your wallet & carry a large flashlight with fresh batteries at all times.