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.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 15, 2018
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.
— Tony scar. (@gourdnibler) September 14, 2018
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.
I love the one with the news caster paddling a canoe and people walk by her in the camera shot! 🔽🔽🔽It's tragic what "production" does to something that should be more, truth with substance, not with embellishment or flair. Sad that some people are tricked by indecent folks. pic.twitter.com/S6LAr7Kj1J
— Clark Horton (@Nomosismine) September 14, 2018
LOL! That’s nothing! A reporter from Fox News actually chained his self to a pole! And a female reporter just a few blocks away was just casually standing and reporting.
— Marsha Sheppard (@marshasheppard) September 14, 2018
— Lard of Dorkness (@LardFDorkness) September 14, 2018
¿Leona o perra de aguas? pic.twitter.com/WUbRUvFYYT
— Ikaros (@Ikaros82419117) September 15, 2018
Why do these reporters think they need a wind machine and a bucket of water to make it look more dramatic, … Just tell us from the studio, stay dry, WE GET IT, It's a feckin storm 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Q19qEvotFe
— ROBERT ROBSON (@UK_is_ONE) September 15, 2018
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.
Somehow the Philippines own #Mangkhut which is larger, impacts more people and is in a country with much less emergency support, is not getting the same coverage. Meanwhile this clown for the ratings…https://t.co/wtjeKdYqf0
— A Tate #FBPE (@Ajst777) September 15, 2018
Just shows dont believe media hype as most is not accurate and more often dramatized
— simonDeaconGolf 💯⛳️ (@deacon_simon) September 15, 2018
— Jace Stark (@Ep1cSketchArt) September 15, 2018
— Barren Research (@Barren_Research) September 15, 2018
Hahaha they need to feed him more if he can't stand up properly when two people stroll by and aren't even bothered by the weather he doesn't look like a here he looks like a dolt lmao.😂
— Brandy T (@Robsgurl7651) September 15, 2018
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.