Downed trees damage homes in Hampton

13News Now Niko Clemmons has the story

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- They're picking up the pieces.

Saturday's storms left its mark over on the peninsula, leaving thousands of people still in the dark.

While some are still without power, and some still with water inside their home, several are dealing with trees through or on top of their homes.

There's not much that Joan Corley can see from out of her front window.

"I went to the door and all I could see was tree branches,” Corley says. “It sounded like something was coming through my roof.”

Several trees sit on top of Corley's home. One of the trees actually came from her neighbor’s yard.

Inside, there are several holes in her ceiling and her kitchen is flooded.

“I'm here alone and I had no phone or power, and I knew I couldn't get out,” Corley says. “I’m afraid to stay in but I didn't have a choice.”

Saturday's storms battered thousands on the peninsula, leaving some, now without a home.

Terry Riddick was working when he got a call from his neighbor telling him that water was creeping into their apartments.

“I get here and it's devastating because we couldn't even get into the apartment,” Riddick says.

Just about everything he owns is ruined or destroyed.

Now on a day where he had hoped to celebrate his wedding anniversary, Riddick is trying to figure out what to do for his family.

“I put in a lot of work,” Riddick says. “I put in over 100 hours a week to make ends meet for my family, so I don't know what to do.”

Riddick started a GoFundMe for his family here https://www.gofundme.com/alexisandterry.

Corley may have significant damage to her home, but she's thankful to be alive.

“God was looking out for me,” Corley says.


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