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Cabin Owners Cleaning Up at Lake Isabel


Longtime cabin owners at Lake Isabel say it's the worst storm they can remember.

Straight line winds of up to 85 miles per hour caused the most damage on the northeast side of the lake.

Angela Plante says she's never seen anything like it.

"I'm absolutely in shock. My grandpa built this when my dad was sixteen and we've had a lifetime of family members our here and I can never say we've had our tree fall on top of our cabin," says Angela Plante.

Straight line winds uprooted this pine tree onto her cabin. The damage didn't stop there.

"It's a lot of devastation out here. There's a lot of trees down. People have trees that split their cabins and they're laying on their roofs. It's raining, pouring now. There's broken glass, there's a lot of broken windows and the storm doesn't seem to be going away," says Plante.

Vincent Bitz has enjoyed his cabin at Lake Isabel since 1983.

A tree landed on his roof and ripped two holes in the ceiling.

"I was told by some of the neighbors down here that they had straight-line winds of about 80 miles-an-hour and so when that grabs branches and tree limbs and so on they have a tremendous force behind them you know," says Vincent Bitz.

A National Weather Service team confirmed straight line winds were responsible for the damage.

They say the storm moved from the southeast to the northwest.

Despite all the damage, no one was injured.

The National Weather Service says they believe the straight line wind peaked at 85 miles per hour at the lake.
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