In a bizarre turn of events, people in Florida signed up for an event to use regular base fans to turn away Hurricane Irma. As weird as the idea may sound, over 60,000 people have signed up for the Facebook event. Also Read - Facebook Messenger becomes third non-Google app to garner five billion downloads on Play StoreAlso Read - How to silence autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter
‘Everybody Points Their Fans At The Hurricane To Blow It Away’, is what the event name read on Facebook. Event administrator Joshua Stanaland, as his Facebook profile suggests, is former MOS 0311 at the US Marine and has been getting a lot of appreciation for creating the page. Not that the fans or the idea is going to make any impact on the mother nature, but Joshua’s page has been able to spread some positivity in such tough times. “Thanks for making a page that has kept us all in stitches and a positive mindset!” commented another Facebook user named Deb Cobb. Also Read - Facebook introduces new features for better interactions on Messenger, Instagram
Going by the event description, the admin also asked people to use air compressors attached with a blow gun. The idea has actually taken pace among followers of the event, people have even shared pictures with their fans placed out in open to contribute. Other users are getting more people to join the event. As for the Hurricane Irma, it is currently advancing in Tampa while it continues to move towards the west coast of Florida. According to Telegraph, the winds of Irma are currently rated at 85mps. ALSO READ: National Telecom Policy 2018 seeks to bring internet to India s entire population: Report
So far, the life toll in Carribean has gone up to 28 with three more killed on Sunday in South Florida. Over four million homes in the affected area are under power cut, and the state of Miami is under water. Other areas are facing curfews.