HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Roads residents reported downed trees, flooded streets and power outages as severe weather rolled through the area Monday.
On Lancelot Drive in Virginia Beach, a large tree came crashing down on a family’s home while they were in their living room. The homeowner told 10 On Your Side the tree fell directly overhead, splintering the roof. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Another tree plummeted onto a house in Norfolk’s Berkley neighborhood. A woman was working in her home office when the tree uprooted from her front yard and collapsed. She also was not hurt. Family members helped her to move belongings out of the home. A cousin told 10 On Your Side she was too upset to talk on camera.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Hampton Roads until 9 p.m. Monday with damaging wind and hail expected in the afternoon and evening. Scattered downpours and thunderstorms continued to develop across the region through the late afternoon and evening.
The watch ended early Monday night.
Super Doppler 10 meteorologists said some of the storms could be strong to severe between the late afternoon into the evening. Strong damaging winds and brief heavy downpours were the main threats.
As off 3:45 p.m. Monday, over 5,100 customers lost power as storms passed by. The majority of outages were reported in Virginia Beach with several thousand affected customers around 3:50 p.m.
Around the same time, more than 1,000 residents were also out of power in Norfolk.
One resident on Minute Men Road in Virginia Beach reported tree branches coming down, landing in the middle of the road with parked cars nearby.
A WAVY-TV 10 viewer captured the storm as it came through in Duck in North Carolina early Monday afternoon.
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