VIDEO: 'It's just a shame.' Harrison Twp. marina sustains major damage after Tuesday's storms

Posted at 8:52 AM, May 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-08 18:49:25-04

(WXYZ) — Harrison Township was one of the hardest-hit areas in metro Detroit after strong storms rolled in on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: See some of the damage to the marina in the player below:

Harrison Township marina suffers major damage after storm

The same storm that produced multiple tornadoes on the west side of the state also hit Macomb County hard.

At Lambrecht Marina on N. River Rd. in Harrison Township, half of the marina pier was blown off by the storms.

Kathy Trush talked to us and said that she owns a boat parked at the dock, but is afraid to assess the damage due to the dock being unstable.

VIDEO: Hear from Kathy Trush below:

Major damage reported at Harrison Township marina after storm

There are several boats that have suffered significant damage from portions of the marina pier falling onto it.

“That boat rocked on the jacks … and it shouldn’t do that,” said Larry Potter. “It was pretty wicked there for a minute.”

Potter added, “It is what it is, it’s just a shame.”

Matthew Curzenski, who is part of the yard crew at the marina, said he’s seen nothing like this in his 29 years working there.

“Never catastrophic like this, where you see telephone poles snapped, half the building’s gone, debris all over the field and the water … this is pretty extensive,” said Curzenski. 

VIDEO: Hear from people arriving at the marina to survey the damage:

'It's just a shame.' Community reacts to damage in Harrison Township marina after severe storms

DTE crews have now come on the scene looking at the electrical damage as power is currently out.

VIDEO: Watch scenes from Chopper 7 below:

Chopper video shows storm damage in Harrison Twp