The entire country of Ireland was taken by storm this weekend by Teresa Mannion, a journalist who let neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay her from the swift completion of her appointed rounds. While heroically standing in the midst of the audacious rainfall of Storm Desmond, she begged the people of Ireland to stay safe indoors. Her impassioned plea struck a chord with the Internet.

The memes began to strike as fiercely as the storm, and #DontSwimInTheSea quickly became a hashtag.

Sources: h/t BuzzFeed