Ryon Edwards, 22, came up with a novel way of amusing himself during the storm: firing bullets into it. He started a Facebook "event", and as of Friday evening 46,000 people say they are interested."A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC. "The response is a complete and total surprise to me. "I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control."
Other people are now joining the fun.
Graphics suggesting how to shoot at a hurricane have sprung up online, with the suggestion that if you fire correctly the bullet might not come back and kill you.Since Mr Edwards came up with his "masterplan", other similar Facebook pages have been created - including one suggesting using flame throwers to scare away the storm.