That's nice to know . Thanks for taking the time to tell . I'm sure you will get lots of happiness from the latest edition to your family .
Furby and her sisters Bella and Missy were never bothered by them, they'd sit on the window sill and watch them.Cats are very good at finding warm dry places.
As to fireworks,apparently not as much of a nuisance here in the US compared with the UK, July 3rd and 4th are the only nights you can hear much, but oddly my cats totally ignore fireworks, it does not seem to bother them.
On the other hand Lizzie, my late lamented English Springer Spaniel would hear fireworks and have a nervous breakdown and hide in the back of a closet from evening of the 3rd of July emerging very late on the night of the 4th.
None of my cats have ever reacted to any major degree to lightning/thunder but Lizzie the Springer was terrified of lightning/thunder. If I was in the living room she would get between my legs and the chair.Oddly they are both unaffected by fireworks or storms on the TV, maybe the sound quality is different.