Floridians are preparing for Hurricane Irma by gathering water, supplies, and, most importantly, humor.
Floridians are fully acknowledging their inclination to ignore any hurricane under a Category 3.
Us Floridians: hurricane Irma who? We don't care about no hurricane
*turns into category 5* pic.twitter.com/jOuBEsEbss
— Morgan ♡ (@mopayne_) September 5, 2017
News: There's a hurricane coming
Floridians: 🆒🍹no worries
News: It's a category 5
— Shelby Burns (@ShelbyABurns) September 5, 2017
Even though the storm is sure to bring devastation when it makes landfall, some are determined to ride it out.
"Governor Rick Scott declares state of emergency for Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma"
— kate (@kateray_) September 4, 2017
Weatherman: Floridians should evacuate
— Hialeah Hefner (@HialeahHefner) September 6, 2017
Those who have decided to stay face an all too familiar battle before the big storm hits.
Others are finding ways to appease the storm.
We offer this as a sacrifice. You can have it just don't destroy anything else.
Central Floridians pic.twitter.com/Yu6DSiEwwF
— ThingsFloridiansLike (@Things4FLppl) September 5, 2017
Another thing going as viral as the humor is internet hoaxes. Hoaxes can include invented hurricane categories…
(Hint: Category 6 hurricanes do not actually exist.)
…false weather forecasts…
18 U.S.C. §2074 makes it a crime to issue a counterfeit weather forecast, claiming that it was issued by the Weather Bureau.
— A Crime a Day (@CrimeADay) September 23, 2014
— National Weather Service (@NWS) September 1, 2017
…and even light-hearted “Sharknado” references.