Austin haunted house damaged by Wednesday storms

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The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)

The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin haunted house has been canceled after a line of storms that moved through the area destroyed it.

Jamie Foster hosts a haunted house at 16631 Chevalin Street. The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween.

“I posted on all the local Facebook pages that we had to cancel because of it being destroyed. There is no way we have enough time to get it up on that large of a scale in time for Friday unfortunately,” Foster said to KXAN. 

A line of strong storms moved through Central Texas early Wednesday, bringing heavy downpours, frequent lightning and strong winds.

  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)
  •  The Chevalin Castle event was supposed to run Friday through Halloween. It was destroyed by storms on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Jamie Fitzgerald)

This was the first time Chevalin Castle has been held in Austin. Foster says this is their fourth year putting together a haunted house for the neighborhood, previously held in California.

“It takes us about four to five weekends on the theme we do each year,” said Foster. “We would get Santa Ana winds and some rain in California, but nothing like this.”

Foster said they might put together a mini-version of the original plan, but it was unclear if it would be done in time.

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