Sunday's stormy mess leads to Monday's busy cleanup
July 29, 2019 07:22 PM
ALPLAUS - A marina on the Mohawk River was hit hard by Sunday's severe storms.
The Mohawk Valley Marine in Alplaus is usually a peaceful and serene setting. However, it turned destructive and violent late Sunday afternoon.
Family, friends, and boaters are now working hard to repair everything – building brand new docks.
Sunday's storm damaged or destroyed nine ramps, docks, or headers. The storm with its ferocious winds lasted only a couple of minutes, but when the docks break away, you run the risk of the boats breaking away.
Thirty boats had to be rescued and hauled up onto dry land. Luckily, most of the boats made it through the storm perfectly intact – with others just having minor damage.
Several docks destroyed Sunday afternoon at the Mohawk River Marina in Alplaus after a powerful windstorm blew through. pic.twitter.com/dVA6SNMFhV— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 29, 2019
That wasn't the only place with damage. At the Niskayuna Rowing Club about a mile away, seven rowing sculls were broken in half when a sumac tree fell on top of them.
Several rowing sculls destroyed in Niskayuna after a tree fell on them Sunday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/uZAJawHiRw— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 29, 2019
The Sheely family in Alplaus will need a new roof, after a big tree fell on top of their home.
STORM DAMAGE - the Sheely family in Alplaus will need a new roof after a tree toppled during a violent wind storm Sunday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/mSqEmHq0yH— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 29, 2019
At Mike's Hot Dogs in Schenectady, a locust tree fell and crushed the neon sign on the restaurant that has been there for over 70 years.
For decades “Mike’s First Prize Hots with our sauce” has been a fixture on Erie Blvd #Schenectady. After a locust tree took it down we find the sign may be “the finest ever made!” @WNYT pic.twitter.com/F7ympm6Zq0— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) July 29, 2019
Hear everyone's reaction to the storm by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.
Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Created: July 29, 2019 07:22 PM
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