Tropical storm activity happens frequently in the Tampa Bay and Clearwater area.
Storms Come From the last and they also come from the East.
Some of the most powerful storms that we have had, have come from the Gulf side of the state. Tampa Bay is right in the middle of that area and often head with storms when tropical activity occurs. Several years ago, my wife and I endured a very current tropical storm. The storm winds were only 85 mph, but the winds were right on top of us and we felt every single part of the storm. Trees were down all over the neighborhood. The whole place looked like a disaster zone. The roads were shut down for 3 days because there was no power in town. None of the lights were working. I drove all over Tampa Bay looking for a generator. The hardware stores didn’t have any generators and it was hard to find an electrician with time and the equipment. One of the contractors suggested contacting an HVAC company and Tampa Bay. They gave me the name of a commercial business and they actually had the equipment that I needed. They offered to install the generator the same day that I called. It was a little on the pricey side, but the generator will run our entire home including the heating and AC system, refrigerator, and the pool. We won’t have to worry again about the power going out and not having any AC. That problem will not affect us in the future thanks to the generator.