At least 63 homes damaged in Henrico

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Wednesday's storm damaged about a two mile stretch of Henrico in four areas. At least 63 homes were damaged. Three are uninhabitable.

It took only moments for the storm to announce its presence. Trees were shredded, pushed onto nearby cars and toppled onto homes.

"It was dark blue and gray, and it was just rotating," said resident Karen Fountain.

"It looked like a funnel, and it was all gray, and it was just twisting through the sky," said Evaie Page.

Help arrived within minutes, but several neighborhoods in Henrico were already in chaos - filled with stunned residents.

"I had to push one of the trees out of my doorway to get out," said Jamie Webb.

Those who could started the clean up, but as night fell on Fenwick Road, so did the first sounds of progress. Henrico Public Works began cutting through the debris, getting stranded home owners back to their property to see the damage.

"We continue to do a house-by-house - there were no reports of any injuries," said Henrico Fire Department Captain Chris Buehren.

The National Weather Service will be here Thursday to investigate and determine if it really was a tornado. There were no reports of any injuries. 

If you know of any major debris that needs picking up, call Henrico County Debris Cleanup at (804) 501-7404.

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