5 fake Hurricane Harvey photos going viral
HOUSTON — Hurricane Harvey has done significant damage to the Texas coast, ripping apart buildings in the Corpus Christi area and dumping near-record rainfall on Houston.
Incredible images have come out of the area, which has resulted in several fake photos being circulated online.
Here are five fake photos making the rounds on social media:
Believe it or not? Don’t. This photo has been shared during every major flood for the last several years. It apparently first surfaced during Hurricane Irene.
While the two alligator images are real — the photos were not taken during Hurricane Harvey. A local sheriff’s office shared the images as a warning to residents and the images were then redistributed as photos taken during Harvey.
This photoshopped photo actually shows LaGuardia Airport and was part of a 2013 article about airports facing an increasing threat of rising seas.
An image that purportedly shows a group of Black Lives Matter blocking emergency crews in Houston is fake. The image is from a July 2016 CNN video.