Reporter fakes impact of hurricane in Florence, trolled on twitter

Florence Hurricane 2018

Florence made landfall as a hurricane near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, Friday morning. The tropical storm was located about 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. More than 16 inches of rain have fallen in southeast North Carolina and another 20 to 25 inches is on the way, the hurricane centre said. As per a report by CBS News, over 700,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina on Friday night, according to North Carolina Emergency Management. Nearly 2,100 flights have been canceled through Saturday. 11 million Americans live in areas under storm watches and warnings.

As per latest updates from Fox News, Tropical Storm Florence was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane on Friday and is poised to affect more than 10 million this week in the southeastern U.S.

Once a powerful Category 4 storm, Florence became a slow-moving Category 1 before it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday. However, forecasters warned the storm could bring catastrophic storm surges and cause devastating flooding.


The situation in Florence is certainly alarming, however, a weather report video post has gone viral on twitter. One of the viewers while watching hurricane Live updates on the Weather Channel, took potshots at the current Media reporting, by tweeting ironically,

“So dramatic! Dude from the weather channel bracing for his life, as 2 dudes just stroll past”

The video was funny because the reporter pretended that it was impossible for him to stand steady while reporting live from the location. Incidentally, the video captured 2 people right behind him, walking absolutely without any stress or difficulty in balancing themselves.

The post received over 147k retweets and nearly 363k likes and 13k comments.

A series of comments followed this post criticizing various media channels for creating more hype than reality.

One of the twitter users commented that perhaps Philippines own Mangkhut was larger and impacted more people in a country where there is hardly any emergency support, however, did not receive any coverage.

This video could surely become one of the most watched footages online soon, however, leaves us with a repeated thought of not believing everything that we see as News today.


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