"Would you rather live in tornado or hurricane country?"
|Comparison of hurricane and tornado seasons|
But judging from the horrific news of recent years, I don't think there is a comparison to be made. Tornadoes strike with little warning and leave you little safe haven to hide. Not to mention they strike every year, too.
Florida hasn't had a hurricane make landfall since 2005.
But what really sticks out in my mind is this:
Hurricanes weaken over land compared to tornadoes which top out at full strength over the flat expanse of the Great Plains.
Tidal surge not withstanding, I'd take hurricane country every time.