You see houses a hundred years old standing in areas where tornadoes occur a number of times a year.
Tornadoes are also a not infrequent infliction, least common in the west.
More than eight or ten years rarely pass without tornadoes or hurricanes of local severity at least.
Tornadoes are not unknown, and local hail storms are frequent in the summer, but do little damage.
There were border wars with rebellious savage tribes, attacks made by Chinese pirates seeking plunder or refuge, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornadoes and the periodical visits of marauders from the southern islands.