I was ready for the storm

I used to guess residing in either tornado alley or out along the far western coasts with abundant earthquakes, were the worst places to live in this country for serious weather.

There were periods of time fearing tornados that far outpaced whatever minimal threat they posed to my myself plus my family in our midwestern town. I thought moving several hundred miles further south, which would take myself and others even further away from the tornado tepid zone, would result in less stress over drastic weather, however I couldn’t have made a bigger mistake with that assumption. From May to early July this area is plagued with afternoon showers, lightning storms, plus by early Autumn—tropical cyclones, or hurricanes. When storm season reaches its apex, I have to have my yard free of patio furniture, flower pots, plus yard decorations. Anything could become a possible fatal projectile when wind speeds get close to 100 miles per hour or more. This also means that your outdoor Heating plus A/C equipment is particularally vulnerable to damage during storm conditions. I have a chop system, so the only part of my Heating plus 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 plus internal components from leaves, pine needles, plus yard debris. I consistently pray plus hope that my condenser stays safe into Wintertide each year when I use it the least, because budgeting for a repair that expansive is difficult on a limited income. My neighbor wasn’t so lucky last year, he forgot to store a metal frame patio table before leaving to go up north for a few weeks in July last year. The two of us had a direct hit from a tropical storm plus the winds picked up the table plus threw it into his condenser, simultaneously taking out a substantial chunk of siding from the outside of the house.

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