It happened here in the park four years ago to friends who live here. Their sun room imploded and the roof landed on a car down the street. Again, only seconds in length but the damage was done.
This morning the puddles have dried up and dew is glistening in bright sunshine.
The big news in Venice is that the library, built in the mid 1960's, will be torn down. They have been unable to pinpoint the source of moisture causing mold throughout the building. They have given up trying and will knock the whole thing down.
Building are so expendable around here. Most of us snow birds come to Florida for the weather, to escape the raw cold and snow of winter, but in its own way the climate here can be most inhospitable.
It used to be a common car bumper sticker--Venice is Paradise.
Still, like anyplace, when it is beautiful, it is beautiful.