Possible Tornado Slams Cheat Lake

Morgantown Dominion Post
24 June 2017
By Jim Bissett

MORGANTOWN — Heavy rains and high winds lashed the region June 23 — and the storm may have spawned a tornado that battered boats and a restaurant at Cheat Lake.

“All my years in Morgantown and I’ve never seen anything like that,” Bron Kayal said.

Kayal owns the Crab Shack Caribba, which is next to the Cheat Lake Marina.

Winds lifted a dock five feet in the air before slamming it back down, he said.

The winds slammed the building that houses his restaurant, too, springing doors and doing other structural damage.

“That was a tornado,” he said.

    William Wotring/The Dominion Post
    A boat overturned at Cheat Lake Marina, near Crab Shack Carriba, following Friday's storm.