Yemenis quickly began capturing the experience on social media, taking pictures and video, and tweeting about the experience.
The next morning, Yemenis went out — even as fighting continued — to take stock of the damage the first round of airstrikes had caused. As the day wore on, some tried to go about their lives amid the sounds of anti-aircraft guns.
But as the night wore on, the airstrikes began to intensify again.
As Yemenis get ready for another night of bombardment, the people on the ground seek cover and prepare for what the night will bring them.
Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Hayes Brown at email@example.com.
Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.