I live down south where we get hurricanes constantly.
Every year there is a big hurricane warning that typically amounts to nothing.
We don’t get a bunch of damage with branches of water. It seems to just rain and be slightly windy. The only thing that happens is we lose power every time. Usually the power is out for a full day. It isn’t that big of a deal, but it is super inconvenient. My husband works online for a company up north. They don’t get hurricanes like us. So my husband is always upset that he is missing work when the power is out. I am upset because I can’t work out and shower. I can’t make a bottle for my baby or wash dishes or wash the clothes. It seemed to be a once a year stressor that wasn’t necessary. I then looked for an electrical company that sells generators. I bought us a small home generator to power the house when the electricity goes out during hurricane season. The electrician answered all my questions, recommended the right one, and got it installed for me. Now when the power goes out, the generator kicks on right away. We have only done one hurricane since buying the generator but it was more than worth it. My husband and I are so relieved it is no longer an issue anymore. A generator isn’t something that is going to lose value either. I know the worst comes to worst. We could sell it if it doesn’t turn out to be worthwhile to own.