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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke August 5, 2020

No, this isn’t a photo of Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Isaias

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  • This isn’t Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Isaias.
  • It’s artwork that uses a photo of the beach’s coastline.

Hurricane Isaias made landfall north of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina around 8 p.m. on Aug. 3, bringing high winds, high tides and flooding to the coastal region. 

But an image of foreboding clouds above a ferris wheel and lighting striking in the line of the setting sun is not a lucky shot in the eye of the storm, as a Facebook post claims.

"Myrtle beach 30 minutes ago," the description says.  

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

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The image was posted on Instagram on May 20 by Brent Shavnore, who creates digital storm art. The photo also appears in the artwork section of his website. 

In an Instagram story about his background, Shavnore explains that he "started getting bored with regular photography and took it to the next level." 

You can watch a tutorial of how he created a similar image as the one in the Facebook post using two photos from Miami and a storm in Colorado here.

We rate this Facebook post False.


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