We can all relate to Floridians (and Texans a couple of weeks ago) who fled their homes with the kids, the grandparents and the pets.
But what about animals in the zoo? Good news... they're ok!
My favorite viral video from the storm... getting the flamingos to safety!
WATCH: A flock of flamingos are led to shelter before Hurricane Irma at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (via Busch Gardens Tampa Bay) pic.twitter.com/FmQms27UJz— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 10, 2017
Here's a look at where some of the animals had to stay...
But some animals needed help for a different reason... you know those bays where the water was pulled out by the storm? Look what was left behind! It took some ingenuity for this rescue--
Gotta love this pic! Baby manatee!! (Oh, yeah... and the guy)
And an all-around wrap-up of "creatures great and small", kept safe from the storm--
(Photo credit: NBC News Twitter)