Thursday, a Louisa County homeowner is cleaning up after a possible tornado nearly destroyed the home he was renovating.
Bob Hauser's centuries-old plantation home - on the 5700 block James Madison Highway - will soon get a new roof, after a possible tornado ripped it off. "I'm not happy. This is an old home and it's hard to replace things that were built that long ago," he said.
The possible tornado did plenty of damage. There are trees down and debris all over the yard. And as for the house, the roof is now in front of the house. Despite all this damage, there is some good news to report - nobody was injured.
Hauser stated, "My in-laws live here. That was my first concern, and they live in that little house right there. Apparently it was right in the line, so we're blessed. We're blessed."
The storm first touched down shortly before 4 p.m. on Route 15 Thursday, taking down whatever was in its path. But thankfully it fizzled out just to the north of this house in Green Springs, about three miles north of Zion Crossroads.
Of course, this is the latest in a string of natural disasters to hit Louisa County.
"Yeah we've been hit hard. It's an unusual series of natural disasters for us, along with the hurricane and low pressure system. Hopefully this will be the last major event for a little while," said Chief Scott Kiem with the Louisa County Fire Department.
A sentiment Hauser shares as he starts to pick up what the storm left behind.
There are no other reports of major damage or injuries. Crews from the National Weather Service will be on scene Friday morning to figure out if this actually was a tornado.
Derick Waller joined the NBC 29 news team in August, 2010. Prior to this, Derick graduated with degrees in both broadcast journalism and political science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story