High winds cause ‘apocalyptic’ scene on American beach

Violent winds suddenly appeared on Delaware state beaches, blowing large umbrellas out into the sea and causing panic-stricken tourists to flee.

Strong winds hit the coast in the town of Bethany Beach, Delaware on August 5. Videos shared on social media showed dozens of umbrellas being blown off the sand, spinning in the air and falling into the sea as panicked tourists fled.

High winds cause apocalyptic scenes on American beaches

High winds cause chaos on the beach in the town of Bethany Beach, Delaware state, USA on August 5. Video: Twitter/Shane Mannix.

One social media user described the scene as “looking like the end of the world”. According to eyewitnesses, this wind suddenly appeared, they did not receive warning in advance. Still no information on casualties.

Bethany Beach is a small seaside town in the county of Sussex, with a population of over 1,000. In the summer, this place attracts about 15,000 visitors to the beaches.

The inclement weather came a day after witnesses recorded a tornado hitting Smith Island, off the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Video shows debris flying through the air as the tornado made landfall.

Huyen Le (Theo NY Post)

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