Amid Hurricane Irma’s wrath bringing robust winds and floodwaters to Florida, the authorities have more problems to deal with such as saving stranded residents and facilitating the evacuation of those who live in flood-prone areas. However, a new Facebook event has encouraged residents to fire their guns towards the hurricane, which police officers say is very dangerous.
Florida police are advising the residents to never fire their guns to the hurricane because the bullets might fire back, potentially harming the one who fired the guns or others.
The Facebook event, titled "Shoot at Hurricane Irma", is urging the people to shoot their weapons at the strong weather system.
Since its initial post, the event garnered more than interested 50,000 people.
About 27,000 said they’re “attending” the event.
The description of the event also said:
“Let’s show Irma that we shoot first.”
However, the Pasco Sherrif advised the residents that shooting a weapon towards the hurricane won't make it turn around.
Instead, this might even lead to dangerous effects.
One Facebook user even created a diagram of what might happen if people started firing on the strong winds brought by Hurricane Irma.
The bullets can come back and might hurt other people.
In a report by Vox, Ryon Edwards, founder of the event, said that he created the said event as a joke.
“I’ve learned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives.”
Some people, however, really took the event seriously and posted photos of themselves with weapons as the hurricane nears Florida.
Speaking to BBC, Edwards said:
“The response is a complete and total surprise to me. I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control.”
Aerial Footage Shows Pyongyang, North Korea Is Suspiciously Empty
Is the country preparing for another missile test?
Judging from the footage we shared below, it looks like the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has completely been abandoned by its residents. This aerial video recently made rounds on social media and netizens have since felt suspicious about the mystery.
Aram Pan, a pilot from Singapore, captured the footage from his plane and we see a chilling top-view footage of an empty city. Aram is part of the DPRK360 project which aims to discover more information about North Korea by posting photos and videos online.
As you will see, Pyongyang practically looks like a ‘ghost town’ as its streets and public places are visibly empty.
US Facing Teacher Shortage Crisis, Turns To Philippines For Help
The Philippines is an ideal country to hire teachers as they speak English fluently.
The U.S. is facing a nationwide teacher shortage that has prompted many schools to hire foreign teachers, particularly those who are from the Philippines. The crisis resulted as President Donald Trump planned to reduce the budget on federal programs that have been helping schools and teachers.
The shortage of teachers in different school districts is expected to worsen this year, as explained in a report by NBC News. For instance, Clark County school district suffered from a crisis of special education teachers that more than 81 teachers were brought from the Philippines.
The Philippines is considered an ideal country to hire teachers.
40 Devastating Photos of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction You Wish Weren’t True
All of these show how truly scary Irma is.
Recently, humanity’s strength was put into test after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and some parts of Louisiana. While everyone was still recovering from the disaster, a new one in the form of Hurricane Irma came. This time around, though, it was a lot stronger and larger than Harvey.
Irma’s arrival forced the entire Caribbean – and other states from the southernmost part – to declare a crisis. It reportedly destroyed at least 95 percent of Barbuda, Saint Martin, and the British Virgin Islands. Some people were stranded while others were left homeless. Even more, access to electricity, water supply, and phone service was impossible.
At the time of this writing, there were already 10 reported deaths caused by Hurricane Irma. Both Cuba and the Bahamas were already advised to brace for impact, while the entire state of Florida was advised for complete evacuation.
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