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Residents cleaning up after Thursday night's severe weather

(Source: M. Martin) (Source: M. Martin)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Many residents around the NBC12 viewing area spent Friday clean up after severe thunderstorms hit the region. 

Lots of rain, lightning even hail and in the light of day, Powhatan residents are picking up the pieces.

Instead of relaxing, El Clarke was sweating outside -after a tree came crashing down across Judes Ferry Road- right onto her property.

"I'm trying to get it up, yeah, because it was a mess. It was all over the yard," says Clarke pointing to piles of leaves and branches she's managed to gather.

The story was the same across Powhatan County after storms with high winds and heavy rains pounded the area Thursday night.

You shared your pictures with us on Facebook: fallen trees, hail and battered plants.

Wallace Worsham showed us a picture of his son's driveway which was nearly washed away!

Worsham says his gauges collected more than three inches of rain in two hours, but it was the lightning that still has him talking:

"A fireworks show you'd go to!" he says remembering. "It was lightning north-east-south-west- big and bad! Light up the sky and just see the world!"

And, after battening down the hatches Thursday night- John and Darlene Robertson checked out their little slice of the world Friday morning.

"I went to sleep and it wasn't doing anything and when I woke up, the hail was beating the house," says John Robertson.

Friday, the couple was waiting for their power to return, but after surveying their property were glad to see there was no damage.

During the height of the storm, more than 10,000 customers lost power in the Richmond metro area, including 3,500 in Chesterfield, 2,400 in the City of Richmond and 2,300 in Henrico. 

NBC12 Viewers sent in photos of the lightning and damage to the area from the storm. Click here to view the photos on mobile.

You can see more pictures, or send us your pictures, by visiting sendit.nbc12.com.

More storms are possible this evening. Stay up to date with the free NBC12 Weather App: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wwbt/AllAccess/WXApp.html 

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