Charlotte, Summerville hit hard by storm

Updated: 08/01/2014 11:23 PM
Created: 08/01/2014 11:10 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

Storms ripped through the Rochester area Friday night. Leading to flooding, trees down and damage across the area. News10NBC drove around some of the worst damage in Charlotte. A mile away in Summerville, people were out working in their yards, with no damage. And tonight, all is calm here along the shores of Lake Ontario.


Without warning, a heavy wind storm snapped tree branches and flooded the area within minutes. Nate Borowski who works here at Summerville Grill says it frightened customers. within minutes the restaurant was empty.

"All the people who were having dinner in there. When it started hitting the windows and everything. They all ran into here and just basically paid their tab whether it was check, cash or whatever and left."

Right across the street at the Rochester Yacht Club where a couple hundred children and teens are preparing for the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. Some people were planning to sleep outside tonight.

Dan Peck says, "We have many many folks who come in from all over the northeast and they tend to camp. Family camp on our grounds and they're soaked and they're heading for higher ground."

The parking lot looked like a small creek. The wind was so heavy it bent about a dozen flag poles on the deck and some boats were damaged and will disqualify some of the sailors. But organizer Dan Peck is looking on the bright side.

He says, "We didn't have any sailors out on the water, thankfully we were all inside. We shelters in inside. Everybody weathered the storm. No injuries, no problems, a little bit of damage. We'll get over that and carry on tomorrow morning."

The storm knocked out power for only about an hour or so in Summerville. Crews were still working to restore power tonight along St. Paul Boulevard.

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