The Key Word Is: Some.
Oh sure, an 80 mph Hurricane Sandy could have ruined our day. It could have shifted the 120 miles westward and put itself right over top of the cities of South Florida.
It was a rain event. Some winds. Feeder bands here or there.
But past that it didn't wake me up in the middle of the night.
It was a late season weak hurricane that hit right at the same week as Hurricane Wilma had 7 or so years before it. That was another "weak" Hurricane that parked itself over top of Fort Lauderdale for three solid days or so and caused a lot of damage.
So basically they all should be watched.
This picture is of the trellis behind the house. The Bougainvillea was picked up like a giant blanket during the night and pulled forward off the trellis and the roof. A few limbs broke, but the plant will survive.
Yep, could have been worse. But it wasn't. The plants here evolved to take it, and there's a reason why when you move here you want a 1 floor Old Florida home. Those taller Mc Mansions will take the brunt for you and act like windbreaks, especially when they're built shoddily like the ones a block away from me.
Oh well, I guess we get to be landscapers this weekend. I'll chill some drinks and have fun outside in the yard.