The 50th Annual Fort Bragg Fourth of July celebration was called off as thunder storms and severe rain showers flooded the area.
The Main Post Parade Field was evacuated mid-afternoon as lightning began to sizzle across the sky. Attendees were asked to wait in their vehicles.
Some celebration-goers waited under the awning of the Main Post Chapel in anticipation of being able to return to their July Fourth plans.
Tom McCollum, garrison public affairs officer, took to Facebook live twice during the storm, giving updates. The field began to flood, and warnings of flash flooding in the area began to be issued.
As it became clear the storm was not going to let up, the festivities were cancelled, including a concert from headliner 3 Doors Down, a band famous for the song “Kryptonite” in the early 2000s.