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More than 75 homes damaged by storm in Hanover

By Yvette Yeon - bio | email

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - At least 77 homes and several businesses in Hanover County were damaged by Wednesday evening's storm.

Jacque Frame was just minutes away from her home moments before her house was hit.

"You can watch it just form in the sky and you can see the circulation take place and it starts off like a mist and it got thicker and thicker," said Frame.

She and her family have lived in that house for 15 years.

"I came home came around the turn and I went oh my God these trees have been here since 1974 when they were planted when the house was built," she said.

Her front and back yard just littered with debris and broken branches, she's just glad, her family is safe.

"The next thing I see is that our house intact and that is what I'm thankful to God for that."

Up on Cold Harbor Road, Thomas Wills didn't know what was about to hit him. His home wasn't so lucky. Heavy branches fell on his roof.

"I was sitting there in front of my garage in my swing having my evening drink and eating my peanuts," he said.

It took just one strong flash of lighting in the sky to make the 81-year-old man jump up out of his seat.

"I closed my garage door went into the house and got my wife and took her over by the fire place which I figured was the safest place I can get," said Wills.

He was right. As soon as he found a safe spot in the house...that's when this happened.

"You can hear the rumbling, the trees cracking then it was gone," he said.

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