Fake Maps Spread on Social Media, Warning of Hurricane Irma Hitting Houston
Meteorologists are warning about fake weather maps that are spreading on social media, potentially causing unnecessary alarm about Hurricane Irma hitting the Texas coast.
One such map, showing a falsified storm model, was shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.
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— Tim Cermak (@toweringCU) September 1, 2017
"Beware of #FakeNews! Some trolls are creating incorrect maps that show Hurricane Irma moving toward Houston," local meteorologist Mike Iscovitz warned his followers on Facebook.
Watch above for the latest forecast from senior meteorologist Janice Dean. None of the current models show Irma as a threat to Texas.
For the latest information on Hurricane Irma, stay tuned to Fox News Channel and also look for information from the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.