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What to do if you're injured in a sharknado

04 August, 2014

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The shocking news of a Sharknado ravaging Los Angeles has hit the headlines today, with shocking first-hand coverage being revealed exclusively on SyFy last night.

For those who have yet to view the devastating images released of the incident, a ‘sharknado’ is a terrifying but increasingly common natural disaster; a tornado which has become infested with sharks. As the spout rips through the city, the sharks shower upon the unsuspecting public, resulting in huge volumes of damage and injury.

Officials in other American cities have been quick to respond to the incident to calm the fears of the understandably concerned public.

We're ready to respond if there is a #Sharknado. If it were to happen, it would be in Oklahoma. Why? Because we're tough like that.
— Red Cross Oklahoma (@redcrossokc) July 12, 2013

Meanwhile the official advice given by Chris Vaccaro, a spokesmen from the National Weather Service, has given advice to those concerned of a repeat attack: “As with any waterspout or tornado, the best advice is to be in an interior part of the lowest floor of a study building – and not outside, whether sharks are raining down or not.”

As there are no official government guidelines for action in a case of a Sharknado, it is worrying that officials have yet to respond, with President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron remaining silent in the face of this terror.

Hurt by a Sharknado? We’re here to help

Common injuries sustained in a Sharknado

Beyond the leg and chest, there are numerous other injuries which can occur during a Sharknado attack. As you may expect, the arms are incredibly vulnerable, as are the feet and toes. Of course the shoulders and pelvis are at a great risk of severe injury as well, but there is something much worse which can also occur.

The head is incredibly vulnerable to Sharknado attack, especially during a heavy shark-shower. Umbrellas cannot protect the head sufficiently enough for complete security, so should the worst happen, please know that we are here to support families during this tough time.