The popular presenter emphasized the gravity of the storm by proclaiming everyone in the area is already dead
Shepard Smith, a popular Fox News anchor, has come under fire as he was giving updates on the news about the severity of the upcoming Hurricane Matthew.
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The predictions by Smith were made so residents living in the areas lying on the east coast of America. In the news segment Smith claimed if people do not evacuate before disaster strikes in Florida, then everyone they know will be dead.
According to Smith everyone in Florida should move 20 miles to the west, or they won’t survive the upcoming storm. Unless the residents in Florida are very lucky they and even their children will die in this storm.
Although Smith used these strong words to give across a message, his segment which spread across social media was not met with kindly. Many people believe Smith used an inappropriate way to make the message come across in such a time, according to Telegraph.
Particularly the part in Smith’s segment where he mocked a Florida woman for not leaving her home by saying the woman is expecting to be covered for funeral arrangements.
All matters aside the Hurricane Matthew, also being called hurricane Skull, is one of the deadliest storm ever to hit the face of America. Even President Obama has declared the upcoming storm as a state of emergency in the nation.
Furthermore Florida Governor Rick Scott has called the storm a ‘Monster’ and wants all residents to survive it, because even though homes and businesses can be rebuilt, lives cannot come back.
According to The Sun, storm specialists, the likes of Bryan Norcorss are saying the storm is unlike any seen ever before and there is no comparison in record books.