The winds were howling when a police officer knocked on the Putrones door on Edgemere Drive. He urged the family with three young children to seek shelter from the storm.
After a window blew out of the house next door, the Putrones heeded that warning and left to spend the night with relatives.
They returned to find part of their roof gone, and trees down on their street.
Teresa Putrone says she doesn't regret the decision to evacuate. "My children were scared..the wind was really bad...we were scared more of the wind."
Just a few doors down, Don Reinhardt says the strong winds shook the house as the family slept. They have lived in their lakefront home for 30 years and did not want to evacuate.
Reinhardt says he knew flooding wasn't a real concern because of low lake levels. So they decided to stay. "We did not feel really threatened last night, being here we're exposed to the elements, it could have been a lot worse."
Reinhardt says he's glad the storm didn't pack a big punch like a 1993 event that caused flooding on his street and water broke through his break wall.
"In 1993, we got pounded back then, but the lake's really low."
Only a few people took shelter from the storm despite the county's mandatory evacuation.
Reinhardt says if he thought flooding would be a problem, he might have left his home. But he knew the wind would be more of an issue than anything else.
As it turned out, thousands in Greece lost power, but not people on Edgemere Drive.
Reinhardt told us: "We ducked it, all of Monroe County ducked it."