Storm Damages Marina Docks At Keystone Lake

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 3:44 pm
By: News On 6

By Craig Day, The News On 6

KEYSTONE LAKE, OK -- Some Green Country marina owners have a lot of repairs to make after the last round of stormy weather caused damage to their docks.

It's calm on Keystone Lake, but Sunday night, it was anything but calm. Severe storms with strong winds blew through.

Craig Day, The News On 6: "What was the storm like?"

Mike Fillmore, Mannford Resident: "I don't know. I slept through it."

Mike Fillmore may have been unaware during the storm, but he definitely took notice the next day when he saw what the wind did to the Keyport Marina.

"It was tilted all of the way back that way," he said. "Kind of almost sideways."

The wind, estimated at 65 to 70 miles-per-hour, broke power lines and cables, sending some of the docks floating into each other.

Some of the roofs are torn up and one of the docks ended up way out in the lake.

"It was back over there in the middle," Fillmore said.

Fillmore came to check out his boat.

"It actually took the front pontoons of my boat, and stuck it underneath the dock," he said. "I had to pry it to get it out from underneath the dock."

None of the boats has significant damage. The docks don't have power, but the store, and the gas and fishing docks do.

That's the good news. The bad news:

"Everything was just in disarray. Pushed," Filmore said.

For the marina owners, there will be a lot of repair work ahead, during the busiest time of year.

The Army Corps of Engineers says several people were on one of the docks when the storm hit. Fortunately, they weren't injured.