You're not far from the Atlanta reaction to snow then. A few years ago we had a snowstorm during a work day and people were trapped on the interstate for 24 hours in some cases.
But being a laughing stock to the rest of the country is sort of our thing. The airport lost power and had to ground all flights. A semi truck full of cows flipped over on the interstate last month. Some survived and were wandering around the road. We suck.