My inner weather geek really likes storms like this because it shows the power of nature, but the human in me feels awful for those that have to experience it and will end up losing something due to it. Hopefully the evacuations save lives and the worst anyone has to suffer is property damage and not the loss of a loved one.
Amazingly, the government has put up quite a well organized operation to ensure that the most possible people stay safe. If people cooperate, there shouldn't be any life loss, but the damages will still be disastrous.
Oh, btw, it's touched land.