Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

Take This Quiz To Find Out If You're Falling For Fake News About Hurricane Irma

There have been a lot of hoaxes out there.

Posted on September 8, 2017, at 5:24 p.m. ET

  1. 1. Sharks were lifted into hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic ocean.

    facebook.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The hoax about sharks shows up during many natural disasters, but it's not true.

  2. 2. This is a video of St Martins in the aftermath of Irma.

    facebook.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    It's actually a video from a July earthquake in Tibet.

  3. 3. This is a video of hurricane Irma hitting Barbados.

    Twitter: @Read4Ks
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    This is actually a 2016 video of a tornado, but the hoax has been viewed over 31 million times on Facebook.

  4. 4. This is a video of goats getting evacuated in preparation for Irma.

    Facebook: WPDEABC15
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's real!

    A local ABC affiliate posted the video on their Facebook page.

  5. 5. This is what the Sint Maarten airport looked like after Irma hit.

    Twitter: @RMA_Ins
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The image is actually of the Los Cabos airport in Mexico after a 2014 hurricane.

  6. 6. The PETS act, passed after Katrina, requires hotels to take in pets during emergency situations.

    facebook.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The PETS act urged local authorities to take animals into account during rescue efforts, but it does not require private businesses like hotels to take them in. You can see the FEMA instruction on pet care during emergencies here, and find pet-friendly businesses here.

  7. 7. Hurricane Irma is so strong it's about to be designated a Category 6 storm.

    NOAA / Reuters
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale only rates hurricanes from 1 to 5, with 5 being the strongest. "Once you say catastrophic and there's near complete damage, why do you need a 6?" Dennis Feltgen, a spokesperson for the National Hurricane Center, told CBC news.

BuzzFeed News’ FinCEN Files investigation exposed massive financial corruption on a historic global scale. Want to support our journalism? Become a BuzzFeed News member.

ADVERTISEMENT