2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam Lake Okeechobee - Okeechobee, FL, Mar 22 - 25, 2012

Storm impacts tournament

2:26 pm EDT, Mar 25, 2012 | By Steve Bowman

We have just had a pretty major storm hit us at the weigh-in site.

 
We had been watching it build and knew it was coming, but had no way of knowing just how fierce.
 
Some weather sites said winds in the  45-mile-per-hour range. I believe them.
 
Part of the weigh-in stage was damaged: The top of it has been blown off. Sponsor booths have been blown over. There is about a foot of water in front of the weigh-in stage. And there are pieces and parts of everything laying around.
 
At the moment we don't know if anyone was hurt. We've not heard of any injuries. But we are assessing the damage and will get back to you.

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