Last summer, a huge storm caused a lot of damage in the neighborhood.
It was easily the most severe storm that Glenview, Illinois has ever seen. I have lived in Glenview for 25 years and I’ve never seen anything like that storm. We had 55 mph winds and rain that was falling like daggers of ice. The rain was so heavy at times that the power was knocked out. The roads were completely washed out from the rain. A tree fell on one of the power lines and power was out in our neighborhood as well as several others. The storm also knocked a tree down in the front yard. The tree landed right on top of the HVAC unit. The HVAC unit was completely crushed when the tree fell to the ground. Power went out to the house when it occurred. We were afraid to turn on the power due to the fire hazard. Neighbors across the street came outside to check on us, because the tree fell with such an incredibly forceful said. If we had been standing outside, we would have surely been killed. We were lucky that the tree fell on the HVAC unit instead of the roof. The damages would have been much more severe. Thankfully, the insurance company covered all of the damages after the storm. I think it helps to have a local insurance company. My insurance broker knew exactly how horrible the storm had been and she did not question any of the damages when I submitted the insurance appraisal to the Glenview company.