If you missed the #Sharknado last night on Twitter I am not sure whether to express my sympathy or say congratulations. I think it was an an unexpected experience for everyone involved.

Just check out some of the coverage it generated across the blogosphere:

So this made for SyFy movie lit Twitter up last night like a Christmas Tree. It took over several top trending topics last night with the hashtag #Sharknado and even this morning the snark continues.

However, during the height of the #Sharknado storm last night the National Weather Service and the Red Cross took the opportunity to jump on Twitter and use the #Sharknado hashtag to their benefit and get some real world tips out about how to be prepared for severe weather.

Here are just a few of their tweets from the evening:

Absolutely brilliant social media work by all concerned.