It’s hurricane season again, and the National Hurricane Center is doing its best to reach everybody in case of an approaching storm.
With that in mind, the government agency will be employing five Twitter accounts to establish what the hurricane center describes as “interactive outreach” with the public to include not only information about approaching storms, but also “fun facts” and responses to questions.
This is a great idea. Government-led chats about hurricanes on Twitter will insure that this important news reaches that segment of the population who get most of their information through social media.
To make it really work, the National Hurricane Center needs to take the next step by adopting a whole new glossary of social media acronyms specifically tailored for hurricane season.
Don’t worry. I’m on the job. I’ve already compiled a listing of hurricane-season acronyms that can be used when tweeting with the National Hurricane Center (@NWSNHC) during this upcoming season.
Definition: best Florida forecaster
Used in a sentence: I’m not going to put up the shutters until I see what my BFF Jack Beven at the National Hurricane Center writes in the discussion section of the 5 o’clock update.
Definition: oh my generator!
Used in a sentence: OMG! It’s quiet outside — we must be out of gas.
Definition: we’re totally fleeing
Used in a sentence: WTF, the hurricane hunter plane just reported Category 5 eye wall winds.
Definition: leaving my animal outside
Used in a sentence: I was LMAO until I heard the dog scratching at the back door when the first feeder band arrived.
Definition: in my Home Depot opinion
Used in a sentence: I’m just saying, IMHDO, that we’re better off buying the plywood now than waiting six hours in line for the truck to resupply the store once a storm gets near.
Definition: your Orlando lodging’s ordered
Used in a sentence: Sure it’s expensive, and probably unnecessary, but YOLO.
Definition: bring replacement batteries
Used in a sentence: I’ll BRB. I’m going to Publix.
Definition: not safe for Walmart
Used in a sentence: Once a storm gets close, just make do with what you have, because people get in such a frenzy, it’s NSFW.
Definition: landing on Louisiana
Used in a sentence: I know the track looks bad now, but it usually takes a turn, LOL.
Definition: buy the water
Used in a sentence: Even though we’re not in the cone of uncertainty, if you BTW it won’t go to waste.
Definition: roof on the front lawn makes abode outdoors
Used in a sentence: We were having a good time weathering the storm until that tornado came by and suddenly it was ROTFLMAO, and we were, like, WTF!
Definition: got to gas
Used in a sentence: Put those empty five-gallon jugs in the trunk, I’ve GTG now before the lines get any longer.
Definition: fear of missing Oreos
Used in a sentence: I know I bought six bags, but every time a storm comes, even when it’s NSFW, I suffer from FOMO.
Definition: as far as I know nothing
Used in a sentence: AFAIKN about weather forecasting, I am still capable of reading the National Hurricane Center updates and feel as if I can say, IMHDO, that we have all the supplies we need, LOL.