'Hi America, could you send your best looting tips? - Hurricane Ophelia is heading to Ireland and Twitter is reacting with panic, calm and wit
It's Friday the 13th and there's a hurricane heading for Ireland. Are they connected?
Who knows. What we do know is that Hurricane Ophelia is behaving rather strangely and may or may not cause havoc here on Sunday night.
Latest news suggests the storm is currently 'gaining strength' but is 'expected to be downgraded to a post-tropical storm' by the time it hits Irish shores.
That doesn't sound so bad. There's a 'tropical' in there, right?
Read more actual information here: Hurricane Ophelia 'has strengthened' as it tracks towards Ireland
Currently people in Ireland don't appear to be too concerned. The main concerns shared on social media relate to getting beers in and whether or not the schools will be closed on Monday.
@deric_hartigan qs 4 ya? If ophelia is gonna actually be bad hitting ireland, will schools close on monday? Especially in Dublin?— anastacia C (@lilmizzirish) October 13, 2017
Ophelia you're drunk, stay away!!— Dan Flynn (@DanWantsTech) October 13, 2017
Ireland doesn't get hurricanes! 😰 https://t.co/BincJWnE3Q
Hurricane Ophelia will be Dead on Arrival. Not worried.— Devane (@DevaneDevane) October 13, 2017