Wow, I really hope everyone manages to stay safe in all this weather-chaos.
I really haven't been around long enough to experience any really serious storms, but the most memorable one I remember was Hurricane Ivan, back in 2004. I believe I was in my last year of high school and I remember hearing of the storm but sort of dismissing it mentally as something that would never reach us. It wasn't until an announcement was made that school would be canceled the next day due to the storm that it actually occurred to me that the storm might be something to be concerned about!
The power was out... I want to say three or four days, maybe more. The wind and rain was pretty bad but it didn't seem any worse than a typical harsh thunderstorm.... that was, until we looked out into the backyard and realized something was missing. A huge tree had uprooted and fallen over-- quite luckily backwards into the woods and not the other way, or it could have easily taken out half the house. We had to get the demolished fence repaired but that was the extent of the damage. That storm also sticks out in my mind because we had to have our cat put down (for reasons completely unrelated to the storm, he was just very, very old) while the power was still out.
Though the tornadoes that tore through northern Alabama earlier this spring were pretty memorable too. They didn't hit me directly (I didn't even lose power at my house) but the grocery store I worked at lost power for a long enough period of time that we had to throw away all of our meat, dairy, frozen, etc items. Some of my coworkers lost their homes, the destruction was just indescribable where the tornadoes had hit directly. And with all these heavy, gloomy thoughts in mind, I was trying to civilly handle angry customers who were oblivious to the storms' damage, screaming about how unacceptable it was that we didn't have eggs or meat or their favorite ice cream in stock. Nevermind the people a few miles north that didn't have homes.
I have not had tea yet today. I must remedy this now.