Severe storms leave trail of destruction throughout Hampton Roads

Posted at 10:43 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 23:21:15-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- A gaping hole is what is left on the roof of a Chesapeake home after a tree crashed through during a severe storm on Thursday.

“All of a sudden I heard a large, like a very loud crash - a blast of lightning," the resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told News 3. "I could see the flash in my window where it hit the tree.”

She said she jumped out of her seat when she heard the crash.

“And then I walked back into the room to see what damage was in the room.”

Cracks formed and water poured through. Buckets were placed underneath the cracks to collect water pouring in.

She said she will spend the night with relatives.

"It’s right over the bedrooms upstairs and it’s still going to be raining tonight," she said.

Meanwhile, in Virginia Beach, the storm turned a shed into mangled metal. The shed was found near a tree along Trumpet Vine Court, but neighbor Dwayne Lyles said the shed was not there earlier.

“It’s just crazy how the thing blew from the side of the house over there because it was there [next to the house] earlier when I left," Lyles said.

Lyles said the shed was normally next to his neighbor's home. It was reported a tree fell onto the shed.

Other homes on the street - including the home the shed was next to and Lyle's home - did not appear damaged.

“It’s crazy though how... you never what Mother Nature for us," Lyles said. He also added, “It’s a blessing it didn’t hit nobody’s house, so that’s a good thing.”