Park Point neighbors begin cleanup following storm

Storms are always fascinating to watch, but there’s always consequences to them.

“There’s always exciting times when we have a storm, as long as you aren’t getting damage too badly,” said Dale Sola, a resident of Park Point

People living on Park Point like Dale Sola had plenty of damage to look over after Wednesday’s storm.

Many dealing with flooded basements along South Lake Avenue and Minnesota Avenue. But it wasn’t just homes dealing with damage.

Restaurants including Grandmas Saloon and Grill were forced to adjust.

“We have 8 pumps down there that can pump thousands of gallons per minute out of the basement, we still did get a few inches of water down there but with the amount of rise that we were getting from the lake, it was a pretty good system,” said GM, Jill Toms.

If it wasn’t for the pumps, they would be in much more trouble.

That’s what neighbors on Park Point are using, sump pumps to get rid of the excess water.

Then there are the big rocks covering roadways and fallen over fences and for Sola, a questionable ride.

“My wife told me I should get the boat in the night before and I was just ahh it’s not going to be as bad as they say. I woke up in the morning and my boat was adrift in the bay with the trailer still attached to it. It was rowing and pounding and flipping the trailer over. Then at 7 o’clock last night the waves finally put it on top of the rocks.”

The damage was minimal, just a couple dents, which Sola is thankful for.

Neil Vierzba

Neil Vierzba

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