Rachel Charlene Lewis
Updated October 07, 2016 2:36 pm
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By now, we certainly freakin’ hope you know that Hurricane Matthew is a very serious thing, and not a thing to brush off. In case you needed any more encouragement to pay attention to the news this weekend and make sure you and your loved ones are safe, this news anchor’s threatening plea will definitely get you to turn on your TV and listen up.

Yesterday, Fox News anchor Shep Smith got *so* real about what’s going down with Hurricane Matthew, saying,

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As if that’s not TERRIFYING enough, he continued,

Like, OMG. We were already taking this seriously (because, well, we value our lives and are terrified of ~the magic of Mother Nature~ obviously) but now we’re even more freaked.

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In case you’re someone who needs to hear the words yourself, this Tweet has you covered:


Case in point: stay safe, friends! This is not the time to go galavanting to Florida (or South Carolina) on a dare. Pay attention to changes in the storm, and make sure you have an emergency plan in place.