HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – There were some scary moments for one Glen Allen family after heavy winds blew a tree into their home Sunday.
Photos from Kareen Sophia show a tree that fell from the woods in her backyard into the house.
The tree created a large slash along the side of the house. The tree also damaged the air conditioner and left a hole in the ceiling which sent part of the tree and debris into her 8-month-old daughter’s crib.
No one was injured and the family is staying in a staying at a nearby hotel.
Downed and uprooted trees also caused damage and knocked out power for parts of Central Virginia Sunday.
“We are lucky the storms passed us by, otherwise this scene will have been repeated throughout the city as our ancient tree canopy fails mightily,” CBS 6 Photojournalist Jack Rusak wrote.
In fact, just before 2 p.m. Dominion Virginia Power reported just over 1,400 customers were without power in Richmond Metro/Tri-Cities. By 1 a.m. that number was down to 82. In hard hit southeastern Virginia more than 3,000 customers were without power around 2 p.m. But by 1 a.m. that number had dropped to just over 1,300.
And a fallen tree also caused delays along I-64 east not far from Bottoms Bridge Sunday afternoon. The interstate was shutdown for a brief time while crews removed the tree. Traffic was able to get by on the shoulder, but traffic was backed up for more than a mile.