Us Irish don't really cope well with emergencies, now do we?
As the country braces itself for extreme winds and heavey rainfall, courtesy of ex-hurricane Ophelia, the Twitter folk of Ireland have done what they do best – make a complete joke out of a serious situation.
But seriously, who needs actual hurricane prep when we can laugh at memes instead?
Hurricane prep – charge your phones, power outage likely. Irish people – drain batteries laughing at hilarious hurricane memes #Ophelia
— Sibh Ward (@Little_ArmS) October 16, 2017
Positive thoughts in the work group chat this morning pic.twitter.com/D6vRPgxqEy
— DeBOO!rah (@omgDebbie) October 16, 2017
— Daniel (@Daniel_Reilly1) October 16, 2017
Nothing quite captured the gravity of #Ophelia for my mother like Dunnes closing nationally. 20 minutes of commentary on Dunnes so far.
— Naomi Brophy (@nankhunda) October 16, 2017
— niall (@niallfleming1) October 16, 2017
You've never truly seen panic until you've experienced your mum and gran lose the ability to boil a kettle during a power cut.#Ophelia
— Keith Williams (@ScribblerKeith) October 16, 2017
How do you batten down a hatch?? Asking for a friend.
— never_again (@lynchaldino) October 16, 2017
— David Clarke (@thedavidclarke) October 16, 2017
#Ophelia; a haiku.
Fast approaching from the sea
Grand day for drying
— Niamh O'Donoghue (@Niamh_Cupl) October 16, 2017