With Hurricane Ike hovering off the South East Coast of Florida, America has been told of an even more fierce hurricane following behind from Northern Ireland.
This hurricane of Irish origin is currently blowing from Ireland across the Atlantic and is likely to hit Florida towards the end of the week. Said to be likely to cause extreme damage when it blows into Florida, Miami inhabitants have been told to batten down the hatches, cover their pools, tie up their boats and lock up their daughters.
Hurricane Higgins has been threatening to hit the USA for a number of years. He has blown close to £3 million since becoming World Snooker Champion in 1972, and by coming to Florida, could be expected to cause some unexpected collateral damage. On one occasion, when Hurricane Higgins hit South Manchester, he caused a Grand Piano to fall off a balcony ledge.
Residents in Miami are already in an advance state of preparation.
Martha Botox, who manages the Miami Avis Depot said:
"I haven't a dog-gone clue 'bout no Hurricane Higgins. Sorry. I don't know nothin' 'bout these here British billiard dudes. Ye'all have to ask my Vice President of Rental."