No matter where you live, this is a hazard.
It is a common hazard for all areas of our nation. If you live in the desert, the coast, mountains or the cornfields of Illinois, space weather is an issue.
See this Space Weather for First Responders for a primer on the topic.
When you get a space weather warning, you should have this site bookmarked: NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
If you want to do a really deep dive, there is a Space Weather Workshop, April 1-5 in Boulder, CO