Severe weather downs trees and power lines, kills two people across the commonwealth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Severe weather rocked the commonwealth overnight. Storms brought powerful wind and rain and created a mess for quite a few people.

Monday morning, more than 20,000 people in Hampton Roads were without power. Unfortunately at least two people in the commonwealth died because of the storms. 

10 On Your Side’s affiliate in Richmond, WRIC,  reports that a 78-year-old woman died after a tree crashed into her home in Stafford County.  Deputies found her pinned underneath a tree. 

An 82-year-old man was also injured. Medics took him to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  A 60-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell into a home in Lunenburg County.

There was a lot of damage in the Heritage Mobile Home Village in Williamsburg. Drone 10 shows you some of the trees that fell, which created a headache for people who live there.

10 On Your Side spoke with one woman who says six inches was the difference between losing everything and walking away unharmed. 

“Me and my daughter and my two dogs live in here. We slept through the storm, but we woke up getting ready for work and school, and you see that some neighbors lost almost everything and we were extremely blessed to have … six, just six inches to the side and we would’ve lost everything,” said Cheryl Thacker.

There was also some damage in Newport News. A spokesman with the fire department says 19 trees and 10 wires fell. 4 trees fell on homes.

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