I have lived in Texas for God knows how long, and have never seen a tornado. A funnel cloud here and there, but never the "Run Paw, it's a ternader!" full blast on the ground flipping trailer houses type. Also lived in Nevada for two years and never felt an earthquake. Ergo, I had to be in Texas to feel my first earthquake, the 5.6 one centered in Oklahoma. A very brief vibration, then a sudden thud, like someone had just run into the house.
Had to be in Texas for my first blizzard too, BTW.