October 1, 2015 1:14 pm
Updated: October 2, 2015 11:43 am

Hurricane Joaquin churns up Joaquin Phoenix memes on social media

WATCH ABOVE: While the Category 4 storm wreaks havoc on land, it’s churning up a torrent of memes online. Jenny Sung explains.


Powerful Hurricane Joaquin is churning its way toward the U.S. East Coast Thursday sparking coastal rainfall warnings.

Joaquin was a Category 3 storm and meteorologists have predicted the storm could batter the already soaked U.S. East Coast and Atlantic Canada this weekend.

On social media, the hurricane’s unusual name has sparked memes based around well-known actor Joaquin Phoenix.

Here’s a look.

Even the New York Police Department is in on it.


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