Watch: Delaware’s beach umbrellas go flying into the ocean due to ‘out of control’ storms
Beach umbrellas were blown off the beach in coastal Delaware on Friday, with footage showing hundreds of them flying through the air.
As rain and gusts swept the beachfront, Bethany Beach visitor Shane Mannix shot video.
Umbrellas can be seen being blown out of place and into the ocean by high winds as beachgoers leave the area. It was described as “downright apocalyptic-looking.” on social media by one user.
Witnesses stated that the terrible weather arrived out of nowhere and appeared out of the blue.
Located in Sussex County, Delaware, Bethany Beach is a small coastal village. The summer months bring 15,000 people to the town’s coastlines, which has a population of just over 1,000.
Witnesses obtained footage of a waterspout slamming onto Smith Island off the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland the day before the extreme weather struck.
A waterspout’s approach to shore may be seen in this video, shot by Amy and Daniel Somers.
There has been extensive damage to Smith Island’s structures and properties, but no initial reports of any injuries to the island’s population.