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These Meteorologists Have Two Completely Different Takes On Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew just hours away from landfall in the U.S., the now Category 3 storm is expected to make its way up the coast of Florida and into the Carolinas soon.

Traveling at speeds of over 120 miles per hour, Matthew is expected to be the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic coast in almost a decade. After officials declared states of emergency in their respective states, mandatory evacuations followed. Some headstrong Florida and South Carolina residents, however, are refusing to believe that they may have to leave their homes to survive.

The death toll from Matthew in Haiti is already well into the hundreds and one man has already been killed Stateside. With the eye of the storm less than 100 miles away from Jacksonville, Florida, it can’t be stressed enough that by refusing to evacuate during mandatory advisories, you are putting the lives of you and your loved ones in danger.

Fox News meteorologist Shep Smith suffered a bit of an on-air meltdown while trying to urge those refusing to evacuate to change their minds.

Major new outlets quickly picked up on Smith’s bizarre rant.

Although that particular anchor may have crossed the line, senior hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross from the Weather Channel agrees that evacuation is absolutely necessary. He’s just more worried about your safety than Smith is about getting to a wedding.

I know it’s a stressful time right now for the residents of Florida and the Carolinas, but please listen to your government officials and evacuate if you haven’t already done so. You can always replace material items, but you can’t replace a life.

For more information about evacuation procedures, check out this ABC report.

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When Ted Bundy Served As His Own Lawyer, He Couldn’t Always Keep It Together

Ted Bundy was America’s first “true” serial killer. A lot of the popular folklore about serial killers and their habits stems from his horrific crimes.

From 1974 until his final arrest in 1978, Bundy raped and murdered women all across the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. Bundy was considered to be a master of disguise and a chameleon, meaning that while he was considered handsome, he was also generic-looking enough to blend in with the crowd and avoid attracting attention.

Watching footage of Bundy in action, it’s not hard to see how he came off as charming and was presumed innocent by so many people for so long. Even during jail interviews on the verge of his execution, he was suave and composed.

Officials in Florida tried to get Bundy to break in front of the cameras after his arrest, but he didn’t go down easily.

Bundy famously represented himself during his first Florida murder trial. It was only toward the end of the trial that his charming facade began to crack.

Bundy truly believed he was an innocent man and grew increasingly frustrated the longer the trial went on. This eventually resulted in a series of angry outbursts that finally showed the world the killer behind that cool, collected mask.

For the full video of the outburst above, check this out!

(via The Bandy Man)

Despite his defense of himself in court, Bundy was convicted and sentenced to death in 1979. However, through the appeals process, the killer managed to prolong his life until 1989.

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Alligators Have Learned To Ring Doorbells — Perhaps We Should Be Concerned

There is perhaps no creature that’s more universally feared than the alligator, and that’s especially true in the South, where these reptiles reign supreme. These scary buggers love going where they don’t belong just to prove that they can.

And that urge often brings them into close contact with humans. Earlier this week, a family in South Carolina learned that terrifying lesson when an alligator sauntered right up to their front door and rang the bell.

I know it sounds like the beginning of a terrible children’s movie, but the man who shot this video captured the whole ordeal.

He was quick to point out that the gator just wanted to find its way out of the neighborhood, and that it wasn’t feeling aggressive.

(via Metro)

That being said, if you live near alligators and your doorbell rings when you’re not expecting anyone, you should probably just run and hide. These gators are getting a little too smart for my liking.

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This Abandoned Dog Had Completely Given Up On Life — Until The Police Arrived

When Powder was found abandoned in the middle of the Florida Everglades he appeared to have completely given up on life.

The poor dog’s body was shutting down and he could barely move a muscle.

Luckily for Powder, he wouldn’t need to live another day in the harsh Everglades. Help was at hand when a kind couple found him and called the sheriff’s office for help. The deputies that responded to the call were determined to help the poor pooch and once they managed to earn his trust, they got him safely into a car.

Powder was then taken to Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue who got him the urgent medical attention he needed.

This poor dog has a long road to recovery ahead of him, including surgery on both of his eyes. If you want to help then please consider donating to Dezzy’s Second Chance.

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4 Ultimate Tailgating RVs – Travel Channel

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