I live in Florida and we got lots of hurricanes here. They've happened since long before humans ever developed the land here, and they're actually good for the ecosystem here because all the rain and the winds cleans out the wetlands and make the land fresh and green. I really don't think its that bad when the rains come in and push people out of their homes for a short time, you just have to make sure you prepare and have some canned goods and water ahead of time, and then you get the chance to live close to nature while the power is out. I think most Americans are just spoiled - if we don't have air conditioning, fast food, and TV sets for a few days, we act like its the end of the world.
Was going to say the same thing. I was also pondering on whether to actually name it disaster, then again I just put it so everyone would know what I am talking about.
And ya, we are too freakin spoiled. I dislike the new generation of children, didn't think it could get any worse.