I entirely dislike living in hurricane alley, especially as climate change worsens and simply makes the ocean water warmer where the hurricanes like to travel.
I had to get replaced homeowner’s insurance and flood insurance last year, and now I’m having a near death experience after a large type 4 storm swept through the area but somehow spared my home. So several neighborhoods just south of here were inundated with water. First of all, my buddy and I had areas on the south end of the eye wall which were slammed with 20 feet of storm surge during the worst of the storm. Those venues were basically dunked underwater and few structures reMEd intact afterward. But complications with flooding did not end there. The storm also dumped large amounts of rain on the northern portion of the state that feeds the two biggest rivers in our area. Both of these rivers spill into the same exact harbor, and both swelled so high that they breached levees in several venues. It was upset to see the aerial footage of all the neighborhoods that were put underwater just from rainwater swelling the two large rivers in this area. With so much disfigurement, I’m amazed that both my condo and my Heating and A/C condenser survived unscathed. The Heating and A/C condenser is vulnerable while being installed outdoors. But that concrete block that was put on the ground underneath the Heating and A/C condenser was precisely intended to keep the device bolted down and incapable of being torn out of its own foundation during an intense hurricane. The taxing metal shell is also intended as a means of protecting the precious compressor inside the machine.