Hurricane Dorian Tik Toks and memes are going viral, highlighting school closings, storm prep, and evacuations
Hurricane Dorian is currently brewing over the Atlantic Ocean before it is forecast to approach Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as a Category 4 storm on Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency across Florida and residents have scrambled to stockpile supplies ahead of the storm's arrival. Despite the concerns, Florida-based Tik Tok users have posted videos about cleaned-out stores, long lines for gas, school cancelations, and not being impressed by a major hurricane. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Hurricane Dorian is currently brewing over the Atlantic Ocean before it is forecast to approach Florida as a Category 4 storm on Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency across Florida as some projections have shown Dorian making landfall near Fort Pierce, Florida, approximately 130 miles north of Miami. Despite the widespread concern for resources and potential damage ahead of the storm's arrival, some young Floridians posted on Tik Tok, capturing the lighter side of residents who are under threat of a major hurricane.
Read more: Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm with winds nearing 130 mph Some posted videos with "hacks" for preparing for the storm, including boiling and storing water and preparing for evacuation.
Read more: The 14 most important ways to prepare for a hurricane Some were upset that school had not been canceled ahead of the storm's arrival.
Some Tik Tokkers were quick to capture empty shelves and eager customers trying to stock up on gas, water, and other supplies before the weekend.
Florida residents have exhausted stores while stockpiling for the storm. Josefine Larrauri, a retired translator, told the Associated Press that she found no water in a supermarket in Miami and didn't know how far she would have to go to escape hurricane conditions. "I feel helpless because the whole coast is threatened," she said. "What's the use of going all the way to Georgia if it can land there?" The hurricane's trajectory could still change through the weekend as the Florida coast is in the "cone of uncertainty," meaning just a small shift could bring the storm even closer. Read more: Hurricane Dorian is churning towards Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina – Here is where and when it's due to strike Hurricane Dorian is set to wreak havoc on air travel — here's what you need to know about flights A cocktail of weird Caribbean weather is making Hurricane Dorian's path especially hard to predict Disney hasn't yet closed its Florida parks ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Here's what you need to know if you have a trip planned.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Nxivm leader Keith Raniere has been convicted. Here's what happened inside his sex-slave ring that recruited actresses and two billionaire heiresses.
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