While Hurricane Florence has sparked state of emergency and mass evacuation, a very unfortunate weather graphic has managed to put a smile on those preparing for the storm.
When the National Hurricane Updates shared a map of the category four hurricane, dubbed ‘the storm of a lifetime’, on Facebook, people were quick to compare the pink round-headed shape displaying the devastation to something a lot less serious.
While most people, including President Donald Trump, grew concerned over its massive size – some people couldn’t help themselves from commenting underneath the comical graphic.
Hurricane Florence could become the ‘the storm of a lifetime’ (Picture: National Hurricane Updates)One wrote: ‘I hope everyone in the path of Florence’s massive penis stays safe.’
Another commenter said: ‘That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first.’
While a third added: ‘Looks like a hard pounding… they are really going more than a few inches. People getting a little more than moist over it.’
Trump has urged those in the path of Hurricane Florence to act now to ‘get out of its way.’
Trump told residents: ‘Don’t play games with it. It’s a big one.’
He said the federal government and first responders are ready to assist, but that ‘bad things can happen when you’re talking about a storm this size.’
Pope summons bishops from all over world for sex abuse summitUp to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency after forecasts showed Hurricane Florence possibly taking a south-west turn.
But despite the potentially devastating hurricane, forecast to make landfall on Friday with 130mph winds, people tried to offer some ‘relief’ in the silence before the storm.
Another joker said: ‘Looks like tropical storm Floyd has penetrated Florence, we will be having a baby shower for the little sprinkle that’s due in 9 months.’
Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia (Picture: NASA via AP)While one stated: ‘It takes a massive hurricane and a national weather services’s poorly designed graphics to unite the smartasses of America.
‘This is what the internet was created for! I’m dying over here.’
Another one added: ‘Is that a hurricane off your coast of is it just happy to be there…’
One simply added: ‘Your Florence hurricane forecast looks like a giant penis and testicles. Not sure if you noticed.’
Trump has urged those in the path of Hurricane Florence to act now to ‘get out of its way’ (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)While one man concluded: ‘We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best.’
Cop ‘drove car at schoolchildren because he thought ghosts were chasing him’According to analytics firm CoreLogic, the hurricane could wreak more than $170billion (£130billion) in havoc and damage nearly 759,000 homes and businesses.
A National Weather Service forecaster in Wilmington, North Carolina, said: ‘This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast.
‘And that’s saying a lot given the impacts we’ve seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd and Matthew.
‘I can’t emphasise enough the potential for unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge and inland flooding with this storm.’
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