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Posted: September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Georgia sheriff's office's snarky, viral post warns residents to avoid 'stupid factor'


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Hurricane Irma: Georgia sheriff's office's snarky, viral post warns residents to avoid 'stupid factor'
Henry's Restaurant manager Nhi Brayman, center, cleans a table while customers eat breakfast behind boarded up windows, Sunday, Sept., 10, 2017, in downtown Savannah, Ga. Hurricane Irma is expected effect parts of Georgia as early as Sunday night. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

By Patrick McMahon, Rare.us

OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. —

A Georgia sheriff’s office has given an unusual warning about the remnants of Hurricane Irma, which will impact the state Monday. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for every county ahead of the storm.

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And the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office’s warning is going viral for its blunt, sarcastic nature.

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“Please be prepared to be without electricity for a few days due to high winds and trees taking out utility lines. You might even lose your internet connection, which probably scares you more than being without TV or air conditioning,” it begins.

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After some necessary warnings about wind and supplies, the post veers into “the stupid factor” with the force of a hurricane wind.

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“Try to avoid the stupid factor. Stupid makes more work for us, EMTs and ER personnel. In fact, stupid is the reason most of us have jobs,” the statement says. “If you have stupid friends, avoid them until the power comes back on. If YOU are the stupid one, then please sit this one out and wait til an ice storm [comes] along before you demonstrate your capabilities.”

>> Read the post here

Realistically speaking, please be prepared to be without electricity for a few days due to high winds and trees taking...

Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Sunday, September 10, 2017


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