ALERT: Cloudy with a Chance of Sharknadoes

It’s that time of year again — the beginning of August, when the threat of Sharknadoes are at its highest. Over the next few days, we urge folks to remain calm, stay indoors and put their safety as a top priority. WeatherBug takes this threat seriously, and created a map to help people see and understand their risk:

Sharknado Risk Map (WeatherBug)

Sharknado Risk Map (WeatherBug)

If you need to go outdoors and/or travel to a safer zone, here’s what you’ll need to maximize your success and safety:

  • Water – You’ll need to stay hydrated as you run from cover to cover.
  • Weapons – Think chainsaw, shotgun, knife, sword, bat, etc. Anything sturdy will do to keep these sharks at bay!
  • Cell Phone & Charger – You’ll need to communicate w/ your friends and family to coordinate your survival plans. The more people you have working together, the greater your chance of survival.
  • WeatherBug Mobile App – Knowing when and where a Sharknado will strike will help you avoid danger areas! Use WeatherBug to know before!
  • First Aid Kit – Be sure it contains sterile gauze, Band-Aids, medical tape and a tourniquet. If injured, try to stop the bleeding as fast as possible — sharks are attracted to the smell of blood.
  • Map(s) of the Area – Determine your escape route wisely. Stay away from water ways!
  • Whistle – Quickly let others in the vicinity know where you are. Extremely helpful when you’re in a shark’s belly and you need help getting out.
  • Duct Tape - If you happen to be wrestling a shark to save your life, you’ll want a way to keep their mouths shut!
  • Good Shoes – Pick shoes that are light in weight and have good traction on the soles. Chances are you’ll be running on a wet or muddy surface.
Average Fatalities Annually in the U.S. (WeatherBug)

Average Fatalities Annually in the U.S. (WeatherBug)

Note that each year, 0 people are killed by sharknadoes. You have a better chance of being killed by icicles and cows. But please, remain vigilant and steadfast — don’t become the first person to die from a sharknado.

 

Be Prepared. Know Before™.

The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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If you haven’t figured out already, sharknadoes are not real and are not a threat to your life.

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