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Five Irma memes we laughed at because the internet never stops

Hurricane Irma memes like this one are spreading on the internet.
Published Sep. 9, 2017

Publix has closed locations all over the state. Officials have asked almost 7 million people to leave their homes. Highways are clogged. Bottled water is hard to find. But one local institution is chugging along even as Hurricane Irma menaces the Sunshine State: the internet.

As Floridians all over the state batten down the proverbial hatches (whatever that means) for Hurricane Irma — which has already left a trail of devastation in the Caribbean — memelords from Twitter to Reddit have set out to poke fun at the monster storm.

Here are five pieces of their finest work. This is a scary time. Hopefully, seeing these will make you smile in that semi-upset way only the internet can.

1. This one really says it all.

2. Where is Irma going to land, anyway?

3. People turn to familiar comforts in times like these.

4. The famous Jim Cantore with the scoop...

5. We couldn't agree more, little guy.


  1. This satellite image shows Hurricane Michael on Oct. 9, 2018, as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall near Mexico Beach in the Panhandle as a Category 5 storm. Florida State University professor Wenyuan Fan said the storm probably created "stormquakes" offshore in the gulf, too. [Photo courtesy of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration]] NOAA
    Analysis of a decade of records shows hurricanes causing seismic activity on continental shelf
  2. Tropical depression 15 has formed in the eastern Atlantic. National Weather Service
    The newly formed system joins a tropical wave off the coast of South America.
  3. Peggy Wood, center, attends a community announcement with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, in Mexico Beach in September. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The Wood family presses forward with plans to rebuild the Driftwood Inn amid a changing town.
  4.  Mexico Beach, one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Michael. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    One year later, Mexico Beach is still recovering from the Category 5 storm.
  5. Meteorologists are keeping watch on a system in the mid-Atlantic that could develop into a tropical storm sometime in the next two days. A system off the eastern coast of Florida will bring heavy rainfall to the state before moving to the east, north of the Bahamas. National Weather Service
    While the chance of further development is low, the system will bring heavy rains to the state.
  6. Siesta Key Oyster Bar pulled $15,000 off its walls to help aid victims of Hurricane Dorian. Facebook
    Siesta Key Oyster Bar also joined three other Siesta Key Village businesses in raising another $10,000 during a separate fundraiser.
  7. Oct. 2• Hurricane
    Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to begin impacting Ireland in the next 24 hours. Forecasters estimate that the British Isles could see 90 mile-per-hour winds. National Weather Service
    The latest forecast shows strong winds are on the way for the British Isles.
  8. Newlyweds Brittany and Sean Tuohy made the best of the situation when a blizzard interrupted their fall wedding this past weekend in Spokane, Wash. Jaime Denise Photography
    When an unexpected snowstorm arrived as an uninvited guest, Brittany and Sean Tuohy and their photographer made the best of the frigid situation.
  9. As Hurricane Lorenzo continues to move northeast towards Ireland, two disturbance have surface in the Caribbean. National Weather Service
    The pair have a low chance of further development.
  10. Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to bring hurricane force winds to the Azores by Tuesday, Ireland and the UK as early as Wednesday night. National Weather Service
    The storm is set to lash the Azores in the next couple of days.