HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- One minute Paula Chase was watching 13News Now Jeff Lawson explain that people should stay away from windows because of hail, and the next minute she heard glass crashing down in her house.

"It was shocking, just shocking," said Paula.

During a severe storm Wednesday evening, a large maple tree fell right through her home.

"Within seconds there it was," explained Paula. "I mean just that quick. It happened."

Paula plans on putting up plastic over the broken window to protect her belongings, but she isn't sure just how bad the damage is, considering the tree is still sitting on the roof.

Paula says the insurance will cover it, and she's just lucky to be alive.

"It could have been a lot worse, a lot worse."