“Latest Hurricane Florence update: New reports from NOAA aircraft show sharks have been lifted into the hurricane. So those of you in the target path in North Carolina, South Carolina: In addition to the pig manure, in addition to the slop, in addition to the floods, in addition to the cars rolling around on the waters in front of your house, in addition to the mudslides and the landslides, now you might end up with a shark in your front yard. I’m telling you right — you think I’m making this up?
“This appeared somewhere. ‘Florence now contains sharks.’ So sharks are being lifted out of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped into the storm because it’s so strong it’s sucking them in there. And then they’re going to be in the waters. Of course the only water that might contain sharks would be storm surge. It isn’t going to be raining sharks. And that’s the predominant water source in a hurricane is rainfall.” – Rush Limbaugh, sharing a fake story that first appeared last year during Hurricane Irma.
— Tony Scipione (@Seven_Soldiers) September 12, 2018
— Media Matters (@mmfa) September 12, 2018