Storm cleanup continues in metro Richmond

Published: Jun. 21, 2015 at 6:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM EDT
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Trees blew over on homes and cars, and wind even blew off a roof. Saturday night's storm packed a punch that left more than 80,000 customers across Virginia in the dark and left a wide range of damage.

"Pulled up at this intersection probably just minutes after this tree fell," Mark Fleckenstein said.

Fleckenstein owns a 100-year-old historic home at the intersection of Idlewood Avenue and South Boulevard. He uses it as his law office. On Saturday night when that heavy wind and lightning swept through the area an old maple tree snapped and took out part of the front porch.

"It's sad to lose an old friend," he said. "That was a great tree, but that is why we have insurance."

Slightly north of the city, on Whistler Road in Henrico, there was even more storm damage. A 200-year-old-tree was also blown over. The tree fell across the road and onto neighboring property.

Back in Richmond crews worked quickly to clean up a tree that had fallen on a car in the Fan. Neighbors say they believe the owner may be out of town. Parts of he Boulevard were shut down while crews worked to remove those trees and restore power.

Doing his part to help with the cleanup, Fleckenstein rolled up his sleeves to help move some debris from his yard and the sidewalk. He's thankful no one was hurt and his home will soon be repaired.

"It's 110 years old and its a great old place, and the damage is fixable," he said.

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