The days leading up to a massive hurricane are often fraught. Government officials beg those in the path of the storm to evacuate, while locals desperately raid grocery stores for supplies. And everyone watches as the weather slowly gets worse, hoping that their hometowns will make it through to the other side.
And in September 2017 the mood in Florida was one of anticipation as Hurricane Irma, a storm of record-breaking size, approached. But just as everyone in Jacksonville prepared to hunker down, ready for the moment that Irma made landfall, one restaurant manager in the city came up with a controversial plan.
And the manager consequently sent employees at his Pizza Hut a rather unbelievable message just before the storm reached their chain restaurant’s location. As more and more people learned of the boss’ threatening note, though, Pizza Hut’s spokespeople had the final word on the matter.