There have been a lot of hoaxes out there.
Posted on September 8, 2017, at 5:24 p.m. ET
The hoax about sharks shows up during many natural disasters, but it's not true.
It's actually a video from a July earthquake in Tibet.
This is actually a 2016 video of a tornado, but the hoax has been viewed over 31 million times on Facebook.
A local ABC affiliate posted the video on their Facebook page.
The image is actually of the Los Cabos airport in Mexico after a 2014 hurricane.
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.
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.
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