The film Sharknado debuted last night, depicting a massive tornado-shark combination and all of the inevitable hazards that naturally come with it.
The subsea saga left us with one nagging question—could it happen here?
The spectacle received rave attention across Twitter, and keen to get in on the action, the city’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted, “#Sharknado isn’t real (we hope), but emergencies happen every day.”
Heavy weather like tornadoes isn’t as common in New York and points north as it is in the Midwest and the South, but it looks as though this Saturday may be an exception. The National Weather Service has already issued multiple severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings for New York and New England.
If you’re skeptical about the possibility of twisters in New York (all the boroughs have had their share of such severe weather, but they’re not going to give Oklahoma City a run for its money any time soon), Youtube user Roy Currlin’s nearly 6-minute video of an apparent tornado blasting through a neighborhood in Queens late Saturday morning may give you some pause:
Here’s a clip I found on YouTube documenting the effects of the tornado-like storm that swept through Brooklyn last night. Routine weather, this isn’t. Read More