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Tree slams into Brandermill home

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A tree crashed into a home on Gate Post Drive in the Brandermill community, destroying the front part of the house and its living room.

The family that lives in the home had gone out to dinner moments before the tree destroyed their home. The home's owner says he and his family had just left the house when they got the call that the storm had led to the serious damage to their home.

A neighbor heard the crash and was the first to discover the fallen tree.

"Just heard the heavy wind and had a bad feeling with all the snow and rain that we've had recently. A lot of trees come down in this area. I heard the crack and knew it was a bad sound. I stuck my head out the window and saw the front of the neighbors house gone," said neighbor Joseph Strong.

The family will be staying with friends Wednesday night as they figure out the next step in cleaning up the mess and fixing up their house. At this point this is the only report of serious damage in the area from the storm. 

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