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.

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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.

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.

The Sheely family in Alplaus will need a new roof, after a big tree fell on top of their home.

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.

Hear everyone's reaction to the storm by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.


Dan Levy & WNYT Staff

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