How dangerous is wind in a storm?
Your home was built to stand up to the elements for a long, long time. Especially here in Western New York, it's not uncommon for people to live in homes that are over a century old and still in excellent condition.
That said, your house is not invulnerable when big storms roll through the region. And one of the most dangerous elements of those storms is invisible to the naked eye: high winds.
For the most part, wind itself isn't dangerous to a structure. Your house might creak and groan, but it's not going to get blown over.
Wind damage usually comes from other debris blowing around. A rotting tree, dead branch or even a few pieces of gravel propelled by abnormally high winds can harm you as well as your property.
How can you protect your home? Clear this debris so that it doesn't pose a threat, maintain your home well, and hope for the best.