Power surges are a common occurrence during hurricanes. Did you lose power to any electronic products like a television, computer, or charging smartphone? A power surge can fry a capacitor, burn up fuses and wires, and cause compressor damage.
Even if your AC is not showing signs right away, it can get a severe break down later. If you think you have had a power surge, your system should be inspected. A check-up now could save you a lot of money in major repairs (or even replacement!) later.