Hurricane PacMan continues to devastate the Florida coast. The freak weather condition was named after meteorologists noticed an uncanny resemblance to the character in the old computer game.
Also, unlike other hurricanes, Hurricane PacMan moves in a straight line making a beeping noise and devouring clouds, aerial masts, roofs and the occasional flying cow.
Every now and then, it swallows a power pill and becomes slightly larger and faster for a few seconds, before returning to its original size and speed.
The fate of several states could be in the hands of one man, former computer gamer now head of department of climate change in Florida State University at Miami, Professor Nerdmeier. He has said that he is building a joystick, which he hopes to use to control the path of Hurricane PacMan and force it into the sea, where it will eventually dissipate.
"I have converted my parents' basement into a laboratory", Nerdmeier told us, "and hope to complete this project straight after the Star Trek marathon on CBS tonight. I'm inviting some of my old college mates round to drink beer and play some serious Hurricane PacMan into the night. It will be like old times."
A bunch of jocks loitering outside the Nerdmeiers' house, hefting baseball bats and sporting wicked grins, told us:
"It certainly will."