Tree falls on Norfolk home and pins woman during Dorian, family loses everything

Tree falls on Norfolk home and pins woman during Dorian, family loses everything


(TOM) GOOD EVENING. WE BEGIN AT 6 WITH A STORY OF DEVASTATION IN THE OPENING HOURS OF HURRICANE DORIAN HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS. (ANITA) A FAMILY IS TALKING ABOUT THE MOMENT A TREE CAME CRASHING INTO THEIR HOME. IT’S ONE OF THE FIRST SIGNS OF DAMAGE WE SAW DURING THE STORM FRIDAY IN THE METRO. THE TREE– TAKING A CHUNK OUT OF A HOME ON PICCADILLY STREET IN THE NORVIEW SECTION OF NORFOLK. THAT FAMILY LOST EVERYTHING IN THE STORM. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KAYLA GASKINS IS LIVE NOW IN NORFOLK WITH THIS STORY FOR US. KAYLA? (KAYLA) YOU’RE NEVER PREPARED TO LOSE EVERYTHING YOU OWN. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FAMILY THAT LIVED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS DUPLEX ON PICADILLY STREET. AS THEY FIGURE OUT WHAT’S NEXT — NEIGHBORS ARE CREATING A PLAN TO HELP. (KAYLA GASKINS REPORTING) I HAD JUST WOKEN UP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I FEEL THE HOUSE SHAKING, THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING JUST CAME DOWN ON ME. YOU KNOW AND I STARTED SCREAMING AND HOLLERING AND I WAS PINNED. ALL OF A SUDDEN WE START HEARING SCREAMING FOR HELP. I JUMPED OVER THE POST AND RAN INSIDE UP TO HELP TAMIKA. ASHLEIGH SAYS SHE FOUND TAMIKA TRAPPED UNDER TREE BRANCHES ON HER BED. INSTILLATION EVERYWHERE. THE ROOF WAS MISSING. TAMIKA ESCAPED WITH A BROKEN FINGER, A FRACTURED ARM AND A NUMBER OF BAD BRUISES. AS WELL AS A WEAKENED VOICE FROM INHALING THE INSTILLATION. AND THEY HAD TO TAKE IT OUT THAT’S WHY I’M TALKING LIKE THIS. HER 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND 6 YEAR OLD COUSIN WERE ALSO HOME AT THE TIME — THEY RECIVED A FEW SCRATCHES BUT NO MAJOR INJURIES. BUT INSIDE THE HOME — EVERYTHING THE FAMILY OWNED WAS DESTROYED. ALL MY COATS AND SHOES AND EVERYTHING FOR WORK. I DON’T EVEN HAVE A WORK SHIRT NO MORE. SHE SAYS SHE HAS RENTERS INSURANCE — BUT HER [POLICY DOESN’T COVER NATURAL DISATERS. PEOPLE HAVE INSURANCE, THEY NEED TO KNOW THEY NEED ADDITIONAL INSURANCE BECAUSE REGULAR TENANT INSURANCE DID NOT PAY FOR NATURAL DISASTER. IT’S SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS THOUGHT ABOUT. TO HELP TAMIKA PICK UP THE PIECES — ASHLEIGH STARTED A GO FUND ME PAGE. THE GOAL IS TO RAISE 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS. ASHLEIGH GAGNON – NEIGHBOR HOW DO YOU HELP SOMEONE THAT WHO’S LOST EVERYTHING YOU CAN’T, NOT REALLY BUT YOU CAN TRY YOUR BEST TO HELP THEM REPLACE THE THINGS THAT THEY LOST. (KAYLA) JUST TODAY THE OTHER HALF OF THE TREE FELL ON THE HOME NEXT DOOR — THE WOMAN WHO LIVES THERE SAYS IT WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE KITCHEN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP TAMIKA WE HAVE THE INFORMATION FOR THE GOFUNDME PAGE UP LATER TODAY UNDER THIS STORY ON WAVY DOT COM.

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