Some parts of Virginia recently sustained a devastating storm – which included damaging winds, frequent lightning, hail and even incidents of flash flooding. This overnight blitz that occurred between 11pm to 2am has left major damage in its path.
Several neighborhoods in Alexandria were hit hard by storms late Wednesday night and those living there woke up to a big mess.
Alexandria neighborhoods like Belle View and Belle Haven were the hardest hit in Wednesday night’s storms. Massive trees were uprooted and thrown onto houses and cars, even blocking traffic.
“I was kind of dumbfounded,” says James Copple, who lives in Belle Haven. “I’ve been working for 5 weeks in a conflict zone, in the South Sudan; this was the most terrifying part of the last 6 weeks.”
Trees were uprooted and power lines were put down brought about by strong winds. While the storm was not as widespread – according to reports, the scattered thunderstorms still caused harm in several parts of the state, from Hampton Roads to Alexandria.
Experts maintain that this kind of erratic weather disturbance is a manifestation of the global climate change phenomenon. That is why homeowners are constantly reminded to reinforce their homes as a preparation should sudden, strong gust of winds come to topple trees, shake your house and threaten your roofs. Indeed, your roof is your first line of defense, so before a storm surprises you contact a Virginia Beach roofing company to help you assess the condition of your shingles.
To help you in this regard, contact one of the most trusted roofing companies in Hampton Roads, The Roofing and Remodeling Company. You might think that investing on a durable roof is going to cost you some, well bear things for now because eventually it will save you money from costly repair expenses.
But really, there is comfort in knowing that you have a sturdy roof above you protecting your family from the strong winds.
(Article Excerpt from: Storms knock trees; homes damaged, wusa9.com, June 19, 2014)