Storm damages Eastern Henrico homes

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Wednesday night's power outages mean many people will have to wait till Thursday to see just how bad their homes were hit. That includes people who live in one of the hardest hit areas in Eastern Henrico.

We talked to a lot of people and thankfully most said they escaped this storm without injury. Their homes on the other hand are a different story. From torn up roofs to downed power lines and trees.

One Henrico County neighborhood was hit hard after a severe storm rushed through the area. Near Benton Avenue, neighbors describe the damage caused by mother nature.

"Parts of the roof are off," said storm damage victim, Adrianna Ross. "There's a hole in our back office where the tree fell into the house."

Ross' family is without power tonight. Her upstairs computer room saw the most of the damage inside. She and her family took shelter in the basement moments before the impact.

"I grabbed my son and my daughter and Stuart got the dog and we just all ran down in there," said Ross.

Before there was even time to think, trees here were uprooted and landed on top of a fence. The pressure was enough to knock out several windows in cars that were parked on the side of the road.

Next door to the Ross', the Moore's consider themselves lucky that their home didn't see any damage. The winds just moved these broken trees into their yard and shuffled items on their porch. Wednesday night their home has power thanks to the help of a generator. They're just happy that none of their family members were hurt.

"We're all safe and that's the most important part," said Shelly Moore.

Fire and rescue crews have been out there since the storm hit. They've been working to remove power lines and downed trees from the street but it looks like it might take a while.

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