I will never understand how people up north bitch about us in hurricane land. How we can live here, drive up insurance etc. Hurricanes are hit or miss. You got your year with 'canes and your years without. Now, up north every year, you got your ice storms/blizzards/huge freaking winter fuel bills/ even tornadoes are pretty much a given. Why is that OK?
Because every winter storm doesn't cause $5 billion in damage like every tropical storm seems to do nowadays. And more people are moving in droves to Hurricane-prone areas instead of to the snowbelt anyways.