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.
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.
Many of the public buildings, including the college, suffered severely from the earthquake of the 12th of June 1897; and great damage was done by tornadoes in April of 1888 and 1902.
More than eight or ten years rarely pass without tornadoes or hurricanes of local severity at least.