Humor and hoaxes go viral as Floridians prepare to take on Hurricane Irma

CARIBBEAN SEA - SEPTEMBER 7: In this NOAA handout image, NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moves towards the Florida Coast in the Caribbean Sea taken at 20:00 UTC on September 07, 2017. The state of Florida is in the track of where the hurricane may make landfall. (Photo by NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images)

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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.


Even though the storm is sure to bring devastation when it makes landfall, some are determined to ride it out.

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.

Another thing going as viral as the humor is internet hoaxesHoaxes can include invented hurricane categories…

(Hint: Category 6 hurricanes do not actually exist.)

…false weather forecasts…

…and even light-hearted “Sharknado” references.

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