World Don't Fire Guns at Hurricane Irma: Florida Police

03:52  11 september  2017
03:52  11 september  2017 Source:   Newsweek

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Police issued the warning after thousands RSVP'd to a Facebook event titled "Shoot at Hurricane Irma .".

We tried killing Irma with my shotgun, and it didn’ t work Can' t believe this is an actual police issued warning. Stupidity and ignorance now have a platform in Trump's America.

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Florida police have warned people not to fire their weapons at Hurricane Irma after thousands responded to a Facebook event.

"To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects," the Pasco Sheriff's office tweeted late Saturday.

The Facebook event is titled "Shoot at Hurricane Irma" and over 50,000 people have expressed interest in taking part.

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Whatever you do, don ’ t fire guns at Hurricane Irma as it rips through Florida . That’s what one sheriff’s office in Florida is warning residents over Twitter. “To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ # Irma ,” the Pasco Sheriff's office tweeted late Saturday.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, the strongest Category 4 storm to hit the region in 57 years. It’s a frightening storm that’s shifted course several times. Don ' t Fire Guns at Hurricane Irma , Florida Police Warn.

"Let’s show Irma that we shoot first," the event description says.

Some who responded appeared to take the event seriously, posting pictures of themselves with what appeared to be firearms.

For others though, the event was tongue-in-cheek, with a graphic circulated by members showing bullets twisting around in the force of the storm.

"Bullets come back don't shoot," reads the text on the graphic.

Ryon Edwards, 22, who created the Facebook page, told the BBC earlier in the week that he had not expected anyone to take the event that seriously.

“A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event. The response is a complete and total surprise to me,” the 22-year-old said.

“I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself.

“It has become something a little out of my control.”

Irma is expected to make landfall at about 7 a.m. in Florida Sunday.

The Category 4 storm is packing wind speeds of 130 mph, with authorities issuing urgent evacuation orders for 5.6 million people in its path.

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