Hurricane Matthew is undoubtedly scary 鈥 even Disney World closed. It鈥檚 already caused mass destruction in parts of Florida and the Carolinas (nine have been reported dead on US soil alone), and this monstrous hurricane isn鈥檛 over yet.

Government officials, President Obama included, have not been taking it lightly. Plenty of serious warnings were issued to those in harm鈥檚 way (we鈥檙e talking to you, livestreamers), with Florida Governor Rick Scott going so far as to say that, given the chance, 鈥淭his storm will kill you.鈥

PASADENA, CA - JULY 24: Chairman & CEO, FOX News Roger Ailes (R) and (via satellite from Kiryat Shmona, Israel) anchor Shepard Smith from "Fox News" speak during the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for the FOX Broadcasting Company at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel on July 24, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

But chief news anchor Shep Smith of Fox News took things to a whole other on Thursday night with a hyped up rant of epic proportions that is now going viral thanks to some of his *very* choice words.

Pointing to the areas the storm was moving toward next (Daytona Beach to Jacksonville), Shep can be heard in the video below saying, 鈥淭his moves 20 miles West, and you and everyone you know are dead. All of you. Because you can鈥檛 survive it. It鈥檚 not possible, unless you鈥檙e very, very lucky.鈥

Okayyyy, we get the need for urgency and all, but this is a bit much, no? Shep wasn鈥檛 done, either. Pausing for a beat, he returned with the real kicker, the line meant to drive his point home that overshot its boundaries by so, so much: 鈥淎nd your kids die too.鈥

WHOA. We cannot, for the life of us, figure out what the hell this guy was thinking to utter such an unforgiving statement on-air. And that鈥檚 not all! While some originally believed this must be a hoax, compilations of other forecasts with inappropriate content have also begun to surface, proving that this really was all Shep. While showing footage of a house in Haiti with the roof being blown off, the anchor said, 鈥淪he decided not to evacuate. (*uncomfortable pause*). Sooooo, that was a good idea.鈥 Ouch.

He also went on a rant about his personal plans for the evening, saying, 鈥淚f you鈥檙e supposed to get out, go on and get out, cause if too many of you perish, they鈥檒l send me down there鈥 and I need to go to this wedding. Okay? Thanks.鈥 Um, insensitive much?

A later rant came about on the subject of rescue teams, of which he said, 鈥淚f you live in that area, you must evacuate, it鈥檚 a rule! But not everybody鈥檚 listening鈥 because FREEDOM and stuff. Freedom,鈥 he scoffs. 鈥淭ell that to the cop who has to come dig you out. What about that cop鈥檚 freedom? You love law enforcement 鈥榯il all the sudden you put 鈥榚m in jeopardy, think about it, come on now!鈥

Whether he had had enough of people not taking his warnings seriously or seriously believed the hurricane was going to take out his entire city, leaving him unaccountable for his broadcasts, we鈥檒l never know, but so far, Shep seems to be standing behind his statements, posting several of the snippets to his own Twitter page.

Fox has also yet to comment on the incident(s), but we, for one, think this is far from okay.

Our very best wishes to all those impacted by the storm!

Do you think Shep鈥檚 comments were irresponsible? Tell us @BritandCo.

(h/t US Weekly, photos via Brendan Hoffman + Frederick M. Brown)