‘We drank whiskey instead’: Homeowners cope after storm damage


The severe storms that hit the D.C. area on Monday caused a lot of damage. As homeowners begin the clean up, some are better able to cope than others.

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Fortunately, no one was hurt since no one was home when this tree fell on a house in Pinoak Drive in Reston, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

RESTON, Va. ‘ When Laura and her husband Mingda arrived home from work during Monday night’s torrential thunderstorm, something seemed out of place.

“We moved in at the end of March ‘ this is our first home,” Laura said while her husband surveyed what had been a garage but now is only bricks strewed like a child’s Lego blocks.

Moving on.

“We came to this part of Northern Virginia because we were looking for a more scenic, or remote feel.”

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  • Publisher: WTOP
  • Date: 2018-05-15T11:05:41-04:00
  • Author: News Traffic Weather
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