SAN DIEGO -- Like most communities in East County, Alpine got drenched by the passing storm Wednesday night.
At a strip mall just south of Interstate 8 along Alpine Boulevard, shoppers ran through the parking lot trying to avoid the heavy rain.
Most people were not prepared to brave the elements as rain, along with temperatures, fell. "I'll probably quilt tomorrow and cook," said Alpine resident Deborah Van Wormer, who came to the Albertson's to pick up a few items for Thanksgiving dinner.
Others braved the elements for another reason.
One woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, was out in the cold collecting money for the SoCal Children's Foundation, which benefits children of military men and women.
"It's definitely worthwhile," the woman said. "It has to go on regardless. Their parents are putting up with so much to defend our country -- we can put up with a little rain."
As of late Wednesday night, no damages had been reported as a result of the rain, which stopped around 6:20 p.m.