Still, while this is an average storm, about every ten years we get hit by a severe storm - and by severe I mean major damage. This can mean power outages lasting up to a week, hail damage (in 2010 thousands of vehicles were written off due to severe hail damage alone), flash flooding and millions of dollars of damage to homes despite our stringent building regulations. It's not just tropical areas that suffer storm damage after all.
Does this make me want to live anywhere else? Not really. Nature does what it wants no matter where you live and I don't think there's a place on the planet where something disastrous can't happen if conditions are right. For the most part our climate is pretty good (apart from the occasional heatwave in summer and the odd winter storm - and a bit more rain wouldn't hurt) so why would I want to move.