Storm Florence has reportedly caused a ''snake-nado'' with scenes straight out of a horror film.
South Carolina residents have been warned about the possibility of getting bitten by venomous serpents misplaced by the hurricane.
Thad Bowman - who works at Myrtle Beach animal park Alligator Adventure - said people should be on the guard, and urged anyone who is bitten to immediately go to hospital.
Gerald O'Malley - from the Grand Strand Hospital - explained earlier this year that bites from a venomous snake can be fatal.
He added: ''They inject venom, which causes tissue destruction, platelet loss, causes bleeding, it can cause death.''