If you live in the mid-Western plains of the U.S., it's tornadoes, usually around the April-June timeframe. If you live up north, it's blizzards and ice storms. If you live in Saudi Arabia, I suppose some of the desert areas are prone to dust storms. Not sure what extreme weather exists in continental Europe.
But here in the Caribbean, it's those damn hurricanes. Which over in the Pacific they're called typhoons.
Damn these things are pesky and insistent.
Just had the poor people in SE Texas suffer through one of their worst natural disasters on record with Hurricane Harvey. The damn thing stalled over that area and dumped upwards of 30 feet of rain on those poor people. Places like Port Arthur are underwater, and the pictures coming out of Houston are unbelievable. It's like new lakes have been created. The economic impact is colossal, to say nothing of the lives that have been lost. It's like Katrina in New Orleans all over again.
Now there's soon-to-become Hurricane Irma meandering its way from the west coast of Africa across the Atlantic. Great. It's predicted that high pressure systems will keep the system bearing SW, which of course puts it right on target to smack into the Caribbean and after that probably the SE United States. Hopefully it won't go into the Gulf of Mexico, as the poor folks in Texas can't afford any more storms.
This is a bitch, having to worry about hurricane season every year. September is usually the worst month, and this year appears to be shaping up no different.