It takes a lot of guts to stand up to a hurricane. Staying in your home with high winds and flooding can be seriously dangerous. However, there are some people out there who laugh in the face of danger.
On 'The Colbert Report' last night, Stephen Colbert gave a tongue-in-cheek explanation of Michele Bachmann's recent comment that Hurricane Irene and the East coast earthquake were warnings from God to politicians.
Despite the country's diligent precautions, Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction in her wake. It was enough to even scare Spider-Man, who sounded a little intimidated by Irene during this interview with a local ABC reporter. Even superheroes need to evacuate sometimes.
The Weather Channel has never really needed a delay button before, but it may want to look into getting one now.
During a live broadcast from Hurricane Irene-ravaged Virginia on Saturday, reporter Eric Fisher was unexpectedly upstaged when a dude dressed in swim trunks ran behind him, pulled his trunks down and gave "weather front" a whole new meaning.
Whenever natural disasters strike, news stations often send out a few poor saps to report from the scene. With Hurricane Irene, we typically saw wind-whipped, rain-soaked correspondents in various locations talking about the storm's fury.
But if there's an award for Most Deserving of Hazard Pay, it has to go to Washington, DC Fox affiliate WTTG's Tucker Barnes.
Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she'll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.
Hurricane Irene has apparently been busy. Not only is the storm barreling toward the East Coast, she's joined Twitter in the form of a parody account, reminiscent of the Bronx Zoo Cobra. The storm has also been inspiring comedians, who are coping with the impending disaster in joke form.
As Hurricane Irene nears the East coast, there's been talk of evacuating below-sea-level areas from Florida all the way to New England. If you've got a fear of flooding, it'll only be bolstered by this horrifying photo out of water-logged Puerto Rico. In the shot taken from a car, a shark can be clearly seen swimming down the highway, like something out of a terrible Samuel L. Jackson movie.