Powerful storms & inclement weather are a normal occurrence in our neck of the woods.
Both of us live in an area of the country known as “Tornado Alley” & both of us live on the edge every time the skies darken & the wind blows.
Growing up I remember always seeing a candle burning in the family room window. This is because mom always watches the flame to see if the wind was blowing. If the candle ever blew out, it meant that the storms were coming & she would ready us for the storm shelter. Both of us lost many of our belongings over the years due to wind & rain. I can’t tell you how many times our outdoor air conditioning units had to be replaced. It was appreciate a revolving door at times & both of us knew the Heating & Air Conditioning worker on a first name basis. Both of us tried everything to try & stake it to the ground better but it was no match for a swirling tornado. I even recall one time when it ended up almost half a mile away in their neighbor’s yard, however being an Heating & Air Conditioning worker in an area with such volatile weather keeps you entirely busy, and not only the service people, the wareapartment people as well because they are always having to order new equipment to replace what has been lost. What are the hardest part about the whole thing is the fact that, unless you have a particular form of insurance, your respected homeowners policy will not cover many of these replacements. I care about the area in which both of us live because the temperatures are fairly mild most of the year, even though I could do separate from the storms. To this morning I too, keep a candle in the window so that I can be prepared in the event of a tornadic event.