Hurricane Rina Projected Path: Twitter Users Calm Amid News of Storm Headed for U.S.
As yet another hurricane approaches, people are planning accordingly in anticipation of Hurricane Rina, from fishing villages in Mexico being evacuated to tourists canceling trips to Cancun. On Twitter, however, the reaction from many has been slightly more laid back.
One young woman said she was making sure to have her sweet tooth satisfied before the hurricane hits. Gina Myers, whose profile says she is a celebrity make-up artist, tweeted, "#hurricanerina begins @NicoleFlint and I stocking up on sweets for the shelter."
@FatGirlHedonist lived up to the second part of her Twitter handle by tweeting, "So who's having #HurricaneRina party?!? "
@KozmicKris, from Orlando, Fla., close to where the hurricane is approaching, pleaded for the Rina to avoid the Sunshine state. "Dear #HurricaneRina - Please don't come my way - kthx :) <3," he tweeted.
@djpyanks2 hoped that the hurricane, which has caused fishing villages and resorts to be evacuated, having a drastic impact on Mexicans along the Yucatan Peninsula, hoped the storm would allow him to skip school.
"A little too early too say but a nice hurricane or tropical storm would be nice to cancel classes for a few days #hurricanerina," he tweeted.
Some tweeted their disbelief at what could be considered "hurricane fatigue."
"Wait, is there really a hurricane coming? #notamused #HurricaneRina," tweeted @aaandrewh.
The Associated Press reported that Mexican authorities are evacuating fishing villages that are in the path of the hurricane, as well as tourist resorts in the Cancun area. Winds are expected to be around 100 miles per hour, making Rina a Category 2 hurricane.
Evacuations on Mexico's Caribbean Coast: