April 27, 2011 F4 Tornado at Lake Martin

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Around the Lake

F4 Tornado at Lake Martin

On April 27, an F4 Tornado hit Pace’s Peninsula on Lake Martin.  As volunteers for Pace’s Point Fire and Rescue, my husband and I saw the devastation first hand.  Approximately 50 homes were badly damaged or destroyed in our area.  While there were some injuries, there were no fatalities on Pace’s Peninsula.

The response to our community by volunteers was amazing. Pace’s Point Fire and Rescue in concert with Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disasters (VOAD) processed over 80 requests for assistance and sent out over 400 volunteers in the days following the storm.  The work is still in progress; however, cleanup and rebuilding will take a long time.

The storm path came across the lake from Children's Harbor to Windermere to Paces Peninsula.  The majority of the home and business owners I've spoken with plan to rebuild.  Prior to the storm, property sales on Lake Martin were strong.  This activity only slowed for a day or two and folks continue to inquire about property here.

The lake is full and Memorial Day is just around the corner...so give me a call and we'll find the cabin or castle of your dreams!

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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello Toni, it was very nice talking with you this morning...hope it works out.  I know how beautiful Lake Martin is...so sorry to hear about the tornadoes, but as I'm sure you know we had our fair share of them up this way.

Jun 20, 2011 03:54 AM