Microbursts Hit Santa Barbara

A sudden microburst surprised Santa Barbara beach goers as winds and rain came down.

A microburst is a sudden and powerful air current created from within the storms that moved into the area.

Winds reached 80 mph and came on so quickly, many were barely able to get to safety in time.

Roads flooded, boats were flipped in the water and umbrellas were sent in the air.

More than 50 people were tossed into the water but no injuries were reported.

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