DRONE footage shows people dangerously walking on Tampa Bay after water is sucked away (video)

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FLORIDA — Calling the area “Ground Zero” for Hurricane Irma, Tampa’s mayor Bob Buckhorn warned of a storm surge which could reach 3 to 8 feet.

‘Alert Tampa’ tweeted out a post warning people to stay off of Tampa Bay, which has been emptied of its water. “ALERT: Water surrounding Tampa Bay is very low due to the storm. It is dangerous to be walking out there,” they warned.

Incredibly strong winds from Hurricane Irma actually sucked the water out of Tampa Bay on Sunday morning. The same phenomenon appeared to have taken place earlier in the Bahamas.

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean explained that the hurricane’s fierce winds are responsible for having pushed the water out of the harbor. All that’s left of the bay, which reportedly was full of choppy, white-capped water earlier Sunday morning, is a goopy mix of sludge and puddles.

The craziest part of this scene isn’t the shocking scene of the empty bay, it’s the frightening sight people walking all over the open bay. Some are even using it a dog run, according to a report on Sunday afternoon on KCRA.

Drone footage of the drained bayshore shows the multitudes of people walking far and wide, apparently unaware of the danger that a sudden storm surge or a shift in the wind could send the water rushing back in.

People on social media are marveling at the recklessness some individuals are displaying by wandering around the empty bay.

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