You might hate the storm when you're in the midst of it, you might despise the actions and sequence that made you come face to face to this disaster, but the fact remains that there is no calm like that which follows a storm. Even though the earth (as in natural terrain) is still relatively the same after the storm has passed, there's still that feeling of utter vacuum that overpowers any other presence. It might not be the most pleasant feeling, but it's definitely serene. At that point it always seems as if everything is moving really slowly and things are on pause, or maybe nonexistent.
It's not great, but it's better than a false sense of security, which usually precedes the storm; the deceiving silence of fake assurance.