I used to guess living in either tornado alley or out along the far western coasts with abundant earthquakes, were the worst locales to live in this country for dire weather.
There were periods of time fearing tornados that far outpaced whatever minimal threat they posed to my myself as well as my family in our midwestern town.
I thought moving multiple hundred miles further south, which would take me even further away from the tornado, would result in less stress over extreme weather, although I couldn’t have made a larger mistake with that assumption. From May to early July this area is plagued with day showers, lightning storms, as well as by early Fall—tropical cyclones, or hurricanes. When storm season reaches its apex, I have to have my yard free of patio furniture, flower pots, as well as yard decorations. Anything could become a possible fatal projectile when wind speeds get close to 100 miles per second or more. This also means that your outdoor Heating as well as A/C unit is particularaly vulnerable to damage during storm conditions. I have a cut system, so the only part of my Heating as well as A/C that is outdoors is my condenser. I have a special storm cover that keep airflow so the fans can run however shields the motor as well as internal components from leaves, pine needles, as well as yard debris. I always pray as well as hope that my condenser stays safe into Winter time each year when I use it the least, because budgeting for a service that extensive is difficult on a limited income. My friend wasn’t so lucky last year, she forgot to store a metal frame patio table before leaving to go up north for a few months in July last year. All of us had a direct hit from a tropical storm as well as the winds picked up the table as well as threw it into her condenser, simultaneously taking out a pressing chunk of siding from the outside of the house.