Frankly Pang it always makes me laugh when people attribute the acts of nature to God Himself.
I am a spiritual person, and I can see the blessing in living through an act of nature. But God brought it about? Yeah, I really don't think so.
I got a forward in my e-mail box ages ago about 'the hand of God at work'.
It discussed gays, struck down by AIDS, people who spoke against religion dying in assassinations, towns and countries which failed in some way to meet God's standard, being razed by any number of wars and/or natural disaster. It was enough to make me want to scream. I sent a scathing e-mail back to the person who sent it to me, and she replied with "Okay, so it's not just me then?" She'd passed it on after receiving it, just to see if anyone would call her on it, because she was too chicken to call her friends on it. *shakes head*