News Flashes about our Lake and our Community:
On Saturday, May 21st, a powerful storm struck the Mazinaw area. Damage was extensive, especially in the north end.
*** If you haven't already, you are strongly advised to check your property as soon as possible. ***
The township of North Frontenac declared a state of emergency (which has now been lifted), and highway 41 was temporarily closed due to tree falls. Bon Echo Provincial Park is closed for the foreseeable future. Smart's Marina and Brown's Camp have re-opened, although sections of Brown's are also closed for the foreseeable future. There were no known fatalities in the immediate area around Mazinaw.
Details specific to the water side north end:
- Power is estimated to be out for 4-5 weeks.
- Most cottages are totally impassable by vehicle, and walking in would be extremely strenuous.
- Most cottages have some property damage, some have so many trees down it's difficult to navigate the property.
If you can't come in person to assess your lot, and don't have local contacts who can assist, there are 2 ways to request volunteer assistance:
1) Post a request on the Mazinaw Property Owner's Association Facebook page.
2) As a final option, this form will help match you with a volunteer on the lake who can help. Your cottage location will be posted for you on the Facebook group, and the responding volunteer will be sent your contact information.
There are many photos of the aftermath of the storm on the Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who shared images, who checked on neighbours, and has offered assistance to others. The Mazinaw has a good community of people; cleanup has already begun, and a good summer awaits us all in the near future.