Eric Johnson

2:00pm - 7:00pm

A gusty severe thunderstorm popped up this past Friday August 5,  2022 in Bethany Beach, that sent beach umbrellas flying into the Atlantic.

The sudden storm sent people enjoying a nice Friday on the beach to quickly seek shelter.   Beachgoers said the storm seemed to come out of nowhere.

Video of the Mother Nature melee popped up on social media and instantly went viral.

The video shows beachgoers seemingly running for their lives, trying to avoid the worst of the storm, and even more threating, flying umbrellas spearing through the air escaping into the ocean.

One social media poster  called it a “downright apocalyptic-looking scene”!

From a distance the umbrellas appear to be a flock of magical beings retreating away from the coast!