With record breaking temperatures and heavy rains that have lasted for months, our area has experienced flooding like never before. The ground is completely saturated and can no longer absorb anymore water. Where my mother lives, she has never had a problem with standing water on her property. However, this year she keeps sending me pictures of her backyard and it looks more like a small pond. Her biggest problem from this whole thing was that her HVAC unit outside is dangerously close to that pond. I told her to put a wall of sandbags around the unit to try and protect it from the rising waters. If the unit ends up surrounded by water it can damage that too and then she will have the expense of replacing that too. I am sure that her homeowners insurance will do that but she would still have a large deductible to pay. I hope that she takes that advice and if she does it may make a huge difference. Many homeowners never give it a thought and just wait for the waters to recede. Then, they need to make appointments and try and get someone out to fix or replace their units. Since there are many people in the same situation, those appointments can take days, or even weeks, to happen. Then, these people are stuck without any form of heat or air conditioning during that time. When the air outside is warm and damp from the never ending rain, it isn’t very comfortable that is for sure. I hope that the rains stop too for all of the people who live near my mom because that much water in general can cause damage to many things.