Florida police have actually warned individuals not to fire their weapons at Hurricane Irma after thousands reacted to a Facebook event.
“To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won’t make it turn around & & it will have very harmful adverse effects,” the Pasco Constable’s workplace tweeted late Saturday.
“Let’s show Irma that we shoot first,” the occasion description says.Some who responded appeared to take the event seriously, posting photos of themselves with exactly what appeared to be firearms.For others though, the event was tongue-in-cheek, with a graphic distributed by members revealing bullets twisting around in the force of the storm.”Bullets come back do not shoot,”reads the text on the graphic.Ryon Edwards, who produced the Facebook event, told the BBC earlier in the week that he had not expected anybody to take the occasion that seriously.” A combination of stress and dullness made me begin the event. The reaction is a complete and overall surprise to me,”the 22-year-old stated.”I never envisioned this occasion ending up being some sort of crazy idea larger than myself.” It has become something a
little from my control.”Irma is expected to make landfall at about 7 a.m. in Florida Sunday.The Classification 4 storm
is packing wind speeds of 130 mph, with authorities issuing urgent evacuation orders for 5.6 million individuals in its path.