BOSTON - On Oct. 12, 1896, a Category 1 hurricane passed near Boston. To honor the date, the National Weather Service sent a tweet asking for people to share their personal memories of the storm.
The only problem is that the oldest living person in the world is 117 years old -- four years too young to have been alive for the storm.
Oct 12 1896 a Cat-1 hurricane passed close to SNE. Surge/high winds resulted. Love to hear your personal stories/antidotes from this storm: pic.twitter.com/sCYFpzRoMq— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 12, 2017
As expected, NWS got roasted in the replies. Some sent photos, others responded with their (invented) memories. One user even talked about flying his drone during the storm.
Old footage from a vintage camera my great grandfather had.... Hurricane Carol (1954) NYC pic.twitter.com/YQMRh32Won— Nick T. (@nicktodis) October 12, 2017
I got great drone footage of it as it passed 200 miles away from my town: pic.twitter.com/m8N78WXUZk— Jason Cali (@forecastguy) October 12, 2017
It's unclear of the tweet asking for stories was intentionally funny or an accidental oversight, but they NWS is having fun with it either way.
Impressive camera resolution for a drone of that period, but it's on the internet so it must be real. https://t.co/DFvDCeRBbV— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 12, 2017
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