We’ve seen some incredible things from Hurricane Irma, thanks to social media. From firsthand accounts of the devastation in the Caribbean to landfall in the Keys, the medium has proved invaluable. Here are some of the most interesting things we’ve seen come across our feeds.
We will update this post through the duration of Hurricane Irma.
Parts of Miami that don’t see tidal flooding were inundated thanks to Irma’s storm surge. (Note: This has been updated to include a different tweet.)
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 10, 2017
Trees are dropping near Naples, Fla., where the storm is making a second Florida landfall.
— Jesse Pagan (@JessePagan_) September 10, 2017
Flamingos are being herded to safety at Busch Gardens in Florida. Who knew flamingos could follow directions?
— Bay News 9 (@BN9) September 10, 2017
Fox News was in Miami Beach and came across a guy who actually knew what he was talking about. They probably didn’t expect that.
Fox may have just interviewed the smartest man alive. pic.twitter.com/HerM2F1M9m
— Barstool News (BNN) (@BarstoolNewsN) September 10, 2017
There were a couple of guys in the Keys as the storm made landfall there this morning. Unfortunately, they haven’t tweeted since they shared this video, approximately an hour before landfall occurred.
— Simon Brewer (@SimonStormRider) September 10, 2017
Reporters are facing harsh conditions.
Hurricane Irma’s winds are pulling the ocean away from the shoreline on the Gulf Coast. This is “normal” in very strong hurricanes, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. The parks are closed in the Tampa Bay area, so some dog owners are taking advantage of the newly open space.
— Tim Scheu (@scheuster) September 10, 2017
The phenomenon occurred in the Bahamas too …
— Adrian (@deejayeasya) September 9, 2017
… and then the water came back.
This yacht is now on the sea floor in front of Bayfront Park in Miami.