When it comes to hurricanes, more property damage occurs from the storm surge of water than from extreme winds. The problem is exacerbated when power is interrupted from downed lines and furthermore when repair efforts are impeded by high water and debris in the roadway.
Wind energy has long been used to dewater areas prone to flooding. As hurricanes are a seasonal source of abundant renewable energy it is the basis of this concept where it would provide energy to pumps independent of the local grid.
An established crude water network would collect that storm water and treat it for redistribution as potable or reclaimed water.