CLAIM: Photo of a massive, cyclone-like cloud shows Hurricane Dorian headed to Florida.

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This image shows a digitally-created illustration depicting a storm approaching Miami Beach by artist Brent Shavnore, posted on his Instagram account on April 12, 2019. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, The Associated Press reported on other social media users incorrectly captioning the image as showing supercell storm clouds looming over Miami Beach, circulated in early September as Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas. (Brent Shavnore via AP)

THE FACTS: The image is a digital artwork that was shared widely on social media as Hurricane Dorian made its way toward the U.S. In some posts, the image was shared with a false caption saying it showed Dorian over the Bahamas coming to Florida.

The storm artwork was created by Brent Shavnore and published on his Instagram account on April 12, well before the hurricane had formed. Shavnore confirmed in an email to the AP that the image was digitally created. He said he gives YouTube tutorials to teach people how to make digital art similar to his.

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