Getting caught in an unexpected storm is never fun, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous. The Washington Post recently shared this video captured by a houseboater at Fish Springs Marina on Watauga Lake, Tenn., when a sudden microburst tore through the area. The ferocity of the wind is evident as loose belongings from a neighbor’s boat are flung about and branches and leaves are yanked right from the trees, making a rough time of things for an unfortunate houseboater stuck out in the gale.
This storm was part of a line of burly thunderstorms that moved through Tennessee that Friday night, causing a wave of over 300 severe wind reports that were submitted to the National Weather Service. You can check out the whole story here.
Image and video credited to Jesse Street