Security officials warns Florida residents to desist from shooting at Hurricane Irma
Against the belief that shooting at the Hurricane can help the situation in Florida, Residents have been warned that they can never turn around Hurricane Irma by shooting at it.
This is contained in a report filed by Scotman News Post today where the Sheriff’s Office in Pasco County issued the plea via their Twitter account after an event to shoot at Irma attracted the interest of more than 50,000 people.
According to the report, the tweet which has been shared more than 17,000 times on social media reads: “To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.”
However, Sheriff issued this warning following a Facebook post by a resident calling others to ‘Shoot At Hurricane Irma’. More than 54,000 people have noted their interest while 27,000 have said they are participating.
Speaking to the BBC, co-creator Ryon Edwards said the event was created out of ‘stress and boredom’ with the response being “a complete and total surprise”.
“I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control,” said the 22-year-old.
The hurricane’s eye is moving towards the southwest coast having already killed three people, while leaving more than one million buildings without power in the state, Scotman News has reported.