May 24, 2017 | Updated at 09:38 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Statue of Liberty Hurricane Sandy; Fake Viral Photo Shows Storm over Statue, LIVE CAM [Pic]

A fake photo showing a hurricane over the statue of liberty is going viral.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Oct 29, 2012 06:14 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
WATCH RELATED VIDEO
Hurricane Sandy "Frankenstorm" Fake Photo
This image is a composite image featuring the Statue of Liberty and the stormy sky of a 2004 supercell thunderstorm in Nebraska. (Photo : Facebook)

A photo showing the Statue of Liberty with Hurricane Sandy behind has gone viral.

However, it's not real.

The photo, dubbed "Frankenstorm", buzzed over social media on Monday. It is a fake image mash-up from a photo of the famous New York landmark with the backdrop of "storm-darkened skies over Nebraska," according to The Philly Post.

Snopes.com commented on the fake image saying"[...] it's a digital manipulation created by merging a picture of the Statue of Liberty with a separate photograph of a supercell thunderstorm snapped in Nebraska by photographer Mike Hollingshead on May 28, 2004."
According to the National Hurricane Center, on Monday at 5 pm ET the storm is moving at a northwesterly path at a speed of 28-mph.

The hurricane center sent a warning stating: "Sandy moving quickly toward southern New Jersey and Delaware...Landfall expected early this evening accompanied by life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds..."

At around 4 pm ET, Hurricane Sandy was approximately 50 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J. where wind speeds have reached around 90-mph.

New York is bracing for a hard impact as Hurricane Sandy nears.

At a press conference on Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an evacuation notice saying "The measures are aimed at keeping residents safe and not endangering the lives of emergency services personnel."

Low-lying areas for Zone A evacuations show the Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and City Island affected, as they are presumed to have the greatest impact from the storm as they're prone to flooding. Areas of Lower Manhattan are also affected by the evacuations.

Schools and public transportation have been shut down in New York and other metropolitan cities along the eastern seaboard as gale force winds are reported from the Carolinas up to New England causing massive power outages and property damage worth billions of dollars.

Hurricane Sandy is currently a category 1 storm but with pressure levels seen in higher category hurricanes. The storm is expected to transform into a post-tropical cyclone and NHC is updating the status of the hurricane as it makes the transition.

See the Statue of Liberty LIVE CAM HERE. 

Atlantic City Underwater; 80 MPH Winds & Damaged Boardwalk For Ocean City, NJ 

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Cersei Lannister

New Game Of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Shows War Has Come To Westeros (VIDEO)

The new 'Game Of Thrones' trailer has dropped and fans across social media are losing their collective minds. The hype is continuing to build in the march to the season 7 premier.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Chastised by Social Media Fans For a Since Deleted Tweet About Recent Manchester Attack

Kim Kardashian has come under fire on social media for a Tweet she shared about the recent Manchester attack. In the wake of the hate she has been receiving, Kardashian has since deleted the Tweet.

The Survivor: Game Changers Finale Airs Tonight

Survivor's Season 34 Finale Airing Tonight Promises “A Historic Tribal Council” As Jeff Probst Weighs In On The Final 6 (VIDEO)

'Survivor: Game Changers' is wrapping up tonight. In a recently released preview, the show promises a historic end to the season. Host, Jeff Probst, has also shared his thoughts on the remaining contestants.

Dancing with the Stars

See Rashad Jennings Crowned The Winner and Normani Kordei Shut Out Of The Top 2 (VIDEO)

'Dancing With The Stars' wrapped up it's 24th season yesterday, and the finale results are downright shocking.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

The Voice Season 12 Grand Finale Recap: Chris Blue Shockingly Crowned The Winner In Star-Studded Night Of Performances (VIDEO)

In a shocking turn of events, Chris Blue was crowned the winner of season 12 of 'The Voice.' Details from the finale are below.

Real Time Analytics