I used to guess living in either tornado alley or out along the far western coasts with abundant earthquakes, were the worst sites to live in this country for dire weather.
There were periods of time fearing tornados that far outpaced whatever minimal threat they posed to our myself plus our family in our midwestern town.
I thought moving numerous hundred miles further south, which would take me even further away from the tornado boiling zone, would result in less stress over dire weather, although I couldn’t have made a greater mistake with that assumption. From May to early October this area is plagued with day showers, lightning storms, plus by early Fall—tropical cyclones, or hurricanes. When storm season reaches its apex, I have to have our 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 & A/C unit is unique ly vulnerable to destruction during storm conditions. I have a split system, so the only area of our Heating & A/C that is outdoors is our 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 always pray plus hope that our condenser stays safe into Winter time each year when I use it the least, because budgeting for a repair that extensive is hard 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 October last year. Both 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 large chunk of siding from the outside of the house.