Just as a precursor, Hurricane Florence is a very, very serious hurricane coming toward the Carolinas. If you've been asked to evacuate, evacuate. If you're in the cone of uncertainty, make sure you're prepared with a hurricane kit and plenty of resources.
That being said - when natural disaster strikes, it's normal to try and alleviate stress with a little humor. And it seems the internet had plenty of it as they waited for Hurricane Florence to make landfall.
Facebook users have created Facebook events in an effort to 'scare' the hurricane away. It looks like they worked for us here in Central Virginia! While all in good fun, make sure you're staying on top of every move Florence makes. Head over to NBC12.com for the most up-to-date weather forecasts for Central Virginia.
Use all of our fans at once to blow away Hurricane Florence
From Facebook: DISCLAIMER: This is a joke. It is NOT a call to actually show up in Richmond’s fan district to blow the hurricane away.
Please come out to the Fan district in Richmond to help give ol’ Florence the what-for! If every Virginia resident turns on every fan in the commonwealth at once, it ought to be enough to send her back into the sea from whence she came. And I’m talking all of our fans — box fans, ceiling fans, heck go ahead and wave your hand fans at the sky on Tuesday. Every bit helps.
Free bread and milk will be provided for all attendees.
And don’t try to argue with me about the science of it. I know it’ll work. I watch the Weather Channel every day and understand theoretical physics so well that I have a theoretical MASTER’S degree in it.
Take Hurricane Florence and PUSH It Somewhere ELSE!
From Facebook: “WE CAN DO THIS!”
Gather all the Airbenders and Airbend Hurricane Florence Away
From Facebook: “Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Hurricane Florence attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang, and although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the East Coast.”
Listen to Florence & the Machine as Hurricane Florence wrecks DC
From Facebook: “Listen to Florence and the Machine in the comfort of your home while the hurricane hits!”
Playing Nickelback & Creed to scare Hurricane Florence away
From Facebook: We do not welcome Hurricane Florence with arms wide open… Puddle of Mudd, Limp Bizkit, Hinder, and Buckcherry can also be played over your loud speakers pointing directly at the Hurricane (THIS IS NOT A CONCERT!)