A middle-aged man has come up with a way to stop Hurricane Dorian in its tracks and it may rival Donald Trump’s famous logic.
He told a local TV station in Florida that America’s military should just dump ice over the eye of the storm to ‘combat’ all this warm water.
He also suggested the air force fly some planes the ‘opposite way’ around the hurricane to stop the 220mph winds. The unnamed man said: “I don’t see how they haven’t come up with some way to combat these storms yet. All this warm weather and warm water. We have Navy.‘Why doesn’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so it can’t get going as fast as it’s going?”
His hilarious idea appears to be inspired by the TV show Futurama, which said humans will counteract global warming by simply dropping a giant ice cube into the ocean every once in a while. Or it could have been inspired by the president’s book of logic. He allegedly asked military commanders why they couldn’t just ‘nuke hurricanes’ before they made landfall.
This week’s catastrophic hurricane has slammed into the Bahamas with storm surge waves measuring 20ft heading towards the US. It is causing widespread flooding on the Grand Bahama Island before barrelling towards the US.
The National Hurricane Centre this tweeted to say the “monster” storm will cause “extreme destruction” and continue for “several hours”. A seven-year-old boy was reportedly the first person known to have died in the hurricane. The Bahama Press reports Lachino Mcintosh drowned while his family attempted to leave their home in Abacos. Residents of Grand Bahama, where the hurricane has made landfall, are encouraged not to leave their shelters when the eye of the hurricane passes over. Residents of the Abacos, where Dorian first hit, are advised to remain in their shelters until conditions subside later today.
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis ordered all tourists to leave the Bahamas and in an emotional news conference on Sunday said: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life.” He called Dorian a “monster storm” and added: “We’re facing a hurricane, one that we’ve never seen in the history of the Bahamas.”
It’s estimated that up to 1.5 million people could be ordered to flee the US coastline. Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state’s entire Atlantic coastline starting at noon on Monday.