Real Life Sharknado hits Australia


Everyone loves the high praised disaster film Sharknado. about a freak cyclone that hits Los Angeles, causing man-eating sharks to flood the city with shark-infested seawater. But how fun would the plot really be if it happened in real life?

In the north Queensland region of Burdekin, Australia, a shark was found dead on a road that has been cut off by flooding. Queensland was hit hard by a dangerous tropical cyclone. And while there has been property damage, thankfully no one was seriously injured by Cyclone Debbie. Well, no one, unless you count this 5-foot long shark that was found dead near the floodwaters. The Burdekin River, located in North and Far North Queensland, is known to house bull sharks, turtles and barracudas. Mr Calder,  journalist for WIN News,  was on his way to cover the story when he spotted the shark. “He must’ve gotten caught in a torrent and confused, beached himself on the side of the road,” Mr Calder told “We were pretty amazed, we were turning up to shoot a flooding road, we weren’t expecting to see wildlife as well.”

Heavy rains are continuing in the region and emergency crews are still performing rescue operations for people trapped in the flooding. The hardest hit areas of Queensland have seen over 15 inches of rain and roughly 50,000 homes have been without power. As many as 400 schools will remain closed. Sharks and schools aside, Australians have been told not to worry and everyone will be completely safe in no time.  But there is no doubt that was a Sharknado, even director Anthony C Ferrante would agree.

By Rayiah Ross

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