GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) – 19-year-old Dylen Williams was home with his mother as the storm made its way through their Oilville neighborhood. It uprooted one of the biggest trees in their yard just barely missing their home.
"It sounded like a train!" said Williams. "I know everybody says that but that's what it sounds like!"
Today, he and his family consider themselves lucky. Ripped off paneling is the only real damage to their house. Now that the storm has passed, the family has come out to see the storm's destruction.
"Today I'm just looking at it and I'm like WOW! All these trees got knocked down it was crazy!" said Williams.
What's even crazier is how close this tree actually was to falling on their house. Dylan and his father quickly realized it'll be a while before they can even clean up the mess.
"We've already talked to the insurance people and they won't cover anything unless the trees actually hit the house," said Williams' father, Rich. "Luckily none of them hit the house but it's going to be some backbreaking work!"
While it could cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to clean up all of the storm debris, the Williams family in Oilville is thankful they have all of the equipment necessary to clean up the mess for free.
"I'm in the construction business and this is my busy season and it's going to have to wait a little while, just the main trees blocking entrances and things," said Rich Williams.
It might look like a lot of work, but this family knows things could have been a lot worse.
"We're real fortunate nobody was hurt on anything," added Rich Williams.