Catawba Island neighbors prepare for major cleanup after floodin - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Catawba Island neighbors prepare for major cleanup after flooding

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
CATAWBA ISLAND (WTOL) -

The Miller Boatline ran their ferry to the Lake Erie islands all day Monday.

But on Sunday it was a much different scene as the high winds coming in from the east were pushing the water levels above the docks at Catawba Island.

The waves crashing in were so strong, that they were bringing up large amounts of debris onto the roadways. Drivers traveling on State Route 53 had to make multiple detours around closed roads due to either high water or large rocks covering the roadway.

But for the better part of Monday, it was a constant stream of cars going to or from the islands. Many of the cars were residents of the islands, coming to the mainland to buy some heavy duty cleanup equipment, since there was quite a large mess to pick up following Sunday's wind.

For the folks living on the Lake Erie Islands things seemed to be even more difficult. 

Roads looked more like rivers on the islands, and rocks and tree limbs were thrown about everywhere.

Many home owners who live on the island shore lost many feet of property from erosion as the high water constantly slammed the shore. Now, many from the island are taking the rest of the week to cleanup the mess left behind.

"I've never seen so many tears. It was adults, they were crying, it was devastating. And we had to sit there and watch, it was Mother Nature. Somebody made a comment that Mother Nature is off of her meds," said Marguerite VanDerwyst. She lost her Shoreline property.

"Our yards are covered with rocks right now, which will take days to fix. But also, those waves are causing damage to our sea walls. And it erodes, and erodes, and erodes, and it is so much force from that water, that some sea walls out there just buckled," said Ann Huber, a Middle Bass homeowner. 

Many homeowners were unsure how much, if any of the cleanup and repairs would be covered by their home owners insurance. But they were all in agreement that they are ready for the summer to get here more than ever.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Off The Radar - Episode 17

    Off The Radar - Episode 17

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:22:43 GMT

    It's a FIRST for Off The Radar with video added to our podcast! Join Ellyn, Chris and Ryan as we geek out about this week in weather.  Subscribe to 'Off The Radar' Now:  Apple: http://apple.co/2CyCoh7  Android: http://bit.ly/2E1ySJz 

    More >>

    It's a FIRST for Off The Radar with video added to our podcast! Join Ellyn, Chris and Ryan as we geek out about this week in weather.  Subscribe to 'Off The Radar' Now:  Apple: http://apple.co/2CyCoh7  Android: http://bit.ly/2E1ySJz 

    More >>
  • Complaint made about suspected bedbugs made at Cinemark theater; company 'not aware' of issues

    Complaint made about suspected bedbugs made at Cinemark theater; company 'not aware' of issues

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:22:00 GMT

    A complaint about suspected bedbugs at the Cinemark theater in Franklin Park Mall was made Friday, and according to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the mall used its bedbug protocol after the complaint. However, according to a Cinemark spokesman, the company is not aware of any issues with insects. “We work with a pest control company that regularly inspects our theatres and performs preventative services several times per year.  We are not aware of any is...

    More >>

    A complaint about suspected bedbugs at the Cinemark theater in Franklin Park Mall was made Friday, and according to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the mall used its bedbug protocol after the complaint. However, according to a Cinemark spokesman, the company is not aware of any issues with insects. “We work with a pest control company that regularly inspects our theatres and performs preventative services several times per year.  We are not aware of any is...

    More >>
  • OVI checkpoint planned in Defiance Friday

    OVI checkpoint planned in Defiance Friday

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:02:38 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Defiance County Friday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data, there were 397 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Robert J. Ashenfelter, commander of the Defiance post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year i...More >>
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Defiance County Friday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data, there were 397 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Robert J. Ashenfelter, commander of the Defiance post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year i...More >>
Powered by Frankly