Lakeway, Point Venture hammered by winds

Shane Lenard sawing away at one of many trees shredded by the storm overnight. He says he’s never seen anything like it before.

“When I came over here, I noticed wow everything’s is down” said Shane Lenard, who is cleaning up trees in Point Venture, “Got a lot of work to take care of this morning”.

Down at the Point Venture Marina a damaged walkway kept Ron Rotan momentarily stranded last night.

“So I had to drive the boat to another dock” said Ron Roten, who was temporarily stranded on the marina, “And then get on this one that was a little bit closer where I could still get to shore without having to swim”.

For many, the storm had them wondering if their homes would stay together.

“You could see the sliding glass door just bowing in and bowing out” said Eric Carlson who lives in Point Venture, “So I cracked them just to relieve some of the pressure in the house”.

Their neighbors in Lakeway also had a rough night. In the rough hollow neighborhood, high winds flattened several house frames.

The McEntyres spent their morning picking up the pieces of their son’s trampoline which went missing overnight.

“It looks like it went 10 or 12 houses from a court, two houses in the court down the road” said Lakeway’s Nancy McEntyre, “And landed in these peoples yard”.

“And down at Lakeway’s Youpon golf course, the trademark 200 year old oak tree on the 1st hole came toppling down.

“It’s absolutely sad” said Lakeway Resort’s General Manager Steven Rosow, “I’ve had several members actually upset, myself I got upset as well, it’s a pretty tree”.

The storm long gone, but definitely left it’s mark.

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