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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Annandale area hit hard by severe storm

A tree fell on the Heritage Woods condo in Annandale. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]
A severe storm April 6 with strong wind and heavy rain uprooted trees across the Annandale/Mason District area, damaging buildings and closing roads. There were also reports of flooding, downed power lines, and power outages throughout the area.
A fallen tree damaged a house and car on Lockwood Lane in Annandale. [Jim Golobic]
A tree fell onto a garden apartment at Heritage Woods in the 4300 block of Americana Drive in Annandale at about 2:30 p.m., the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reports. No one was injured.

Valentin Galeano, the owner of 3710 Lockwood Lane in the Broyhill Crest neighborhood, had just stepped out of his kitchen when a huge tree fell on that part of his house. The tree totally destroyed the deck, knocked off some roof shingles, broke the windshield of one car, and totaled another one.  

Galeano’s insurance policy will take care of the damage to the house, but the car, a four-year-old Volkswagen, is a total loss. His son had just gotten it and hadn’t gotten insurance yet. Galeano is just grateful that no one was hurt. “Material things, we can replace them,” he says. 

A tree destroyed a house on Toll House Road, Annandale. [WTOP]
Potterton Drive at Villa Lane in the Falls Church area of Mason District. [FCPD]
Downed trees at the Broyhill Crest pool. [Jim Golobic]
Firefighters and Red Cross workers confer at Heritage Woods. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]
A downed tree blocks Murray Lane in Annandale. [Stephen Norton]

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