It was supposed to cause mass-panic, and Hurricane Florence did kill 11 people. Though it has quickly been downgraded to a tropical storm - winds have unexpectedly eased.
So reporters including Mike Seidel of Weather Channel, have been mocked - after appearing to exaggerate effects at Wilmington in North Carolina.
Seidel can be seen struggling to hold position, as the wind batters his position. Unfortunately in this same live broadcast, two pedestrians dressed in shorts walk-by too - without any issues. Oops