Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Florida Sheriff: Do Not Shoot At Hurricane

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Nellie Chapman | 12 September, 2017, 14:34

"Over 99% of the people out there have common sense and are listening, but we in law enforcement deal with the 1%, so we are trying to get the message to them", explained Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.

A tweet by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office amid Hurricane Irma is going viral.

It seems possible that the event posting was just a joke; Edwards even stated that he created it out of "stress and boredom".

"The response is a complete and total surprise to me", he relayed.

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of insane idea larger than myself".

Irma, at one point a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in Florida on Sunday and weakened to a Category 2 throughout the day. "It has become something a little out of my control", the Independent quoted him as saying.

While some Americans were preparing for Hurricane Irma by evacuating places in the storm's way, others were planning to destroy it by shooting at it!

"It's time we took a stand against this big bully!" "This is our home, nobody drives us out of our own territory".

"To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma", the Sheriff's office tweeted in response Saturday night.

The risky Category 4 storm arrived in South Florida early on Sunday morning, making landfall at 9:10 a.m. on Cudjoe Key, with wind gusts reaching 130 miles per hour.

After hitting the Florida Keys, Irma was forecast to move up the state's Gulf Coast later Sunday.

Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history, has already wrought destruction in the Caribbean, killing at least 25 people.