You'd think the Air Force would move the $150 million apiece fighters out of the storm's path
They knew the storm was coming. Just move the fighters to another airbase within a few hundred miles, and fly them back once the storm has passed. I realize these planes have lots of complex logistical requirements, but you aren't going to be flying missions in these planes from their home base in the middle of the storm, so you might as well have them sitting on the tarmac at a base where they can't be damaged by the storm. Nor can you fly missions right after the storm has passed if the planes at the home base have been damaged, so its not like you can argue that "We needed to keep the planes at home so we could resume operations immediately after the storm had passed."
Fly them to Homestead or some other nearby air base when the winds start picking up at their home base, have the pilots hang out at the officers club at whatever base they are staging at, and fly them back once the weather clears up and the home base can handle landings again.