Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

March 2015 News Web Exclusive

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews, according to Local 8 Now. While some boats had remained above the surface during the severe storm a week and a half ago, almost 100 boats were still collapsed at Twin Cove.

Already crews have put forth a herculean effort to free the damaged boats from crushing rubble. The boats are being shuttled to another place so insurance adjusters can access the damage, according to Pam Keith, the Twin Cove Marina manager.

Keith also told Local 8 Now she can’t believe how fast these hard workers have already removed so much fallen metal. Using circular saws, the crews are cutting the metal into smaller pieces and stacking it on the bank to be removed for recycling.

She says, “To see these guys come in and make fast work of it and to remove the entire roofing material on this one slip in one day, it's great news. Great news.”

Expected to be finished in two weeks, Keith believes the marina will be up and running once the salvage operation is complete. Once this happens, the plan is to start constructing a stronger cover for the boat slips to fight against the threat of collapse under the onslaught of future storms. There isn’t a timeline for when the marina’s newest construction will be wrapped up, but Keith can firmly say this much: "We won't have any more problems after this. It's the last time you'll see Twin Cove Marina collapse."

Photo and video clip credited to Local 8 News.

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