One man is dead in NC, there is reason to take this "joke" seriously. The people in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas aren't laughing and neither are the rest of us in the path of this "joke".
It's unfortunate that a man died, and that some people are getting adversely affected, but a person dying in a storm is hardly unusual. It happens all the time.
The media and the so-called "experts" were hyping this up to be one of the worst hurricanes of our time. It has turned out to be anything but, it's a fairly run-of-the-mill hurricane. And you know it.