At 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the 100th Annual Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Convention Parade kicked off along Route 210 in Stony Point. Minutes later, the skies opened up and a deluge of rain fell on marchers and spectators alike.
Despite the heavy rain and even a tornado warning, the parade went on as the Wayne Hose Company No. 1 hosted 35 fire companies from all over the Hudson Valley.
Spectators huddled under umbrellas or watched from their cars but they stayed and cheered as department after department paraded past them as they turned south from Rt. 210 onto Rt. 9W.
The showers stopped and the Sun came out, and as people dried themselves off, they continued to cheer for their favorite volunteers.