White House shares, deletes inaccurate ‘Hurricane Irma’ video

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. shared and then deleted an inaccurate video he claimed was of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, as the storm continues to carry whipping winds and surging storms across the state of Florida. 

“Sharing [Hurricane Irma] on social media with [President Trump] and [Vice President Pence] hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!” he tweeted.


Scavino later deleted the tweet from his account after Miami International Airport commented that the video was not of Hurricane Irma hitting Miami International Airport.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the deleted video. 

Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys early Sunday, bringing a fierce rain storm to the state after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean islands.

Sunshine State cities, particularly those on the west coast like Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Meyers, are bracing for a direct hit with some reports warning that their neighborhoods could become submerged under 15-foot high flood waters. 

The state ordered a record 6.3 million people to evacuate from coastal and southern areas, and opened more than 400 shelters.

The storm has since dropped down to a Category 3 storm, according to reports