I have to say of the three violent acts of nature I still think the most disturbing is an earthquake. To someone who has never been through one it is hard to explain the feeling of being an earthbound creature and having your solid foundation begin to shake you silly and there doesn't seem to be anywhere you can hide from it.
Below is a piture from our town:
Epicure from The Lakewood Daily Snap blog
Still earthquakes, higher taxes, Governor Moonbeam and the pron star condom issue aside, I miss home