Thu 16 Feb, 2012 05:58 am
"There was a rumbling," he says. "Sounded like a branch sweeping across a roof."
It was much more than a branch.
Around 1:30 a.m., an enormous three-foot-wide tree crashed onto the roof of his neighbor's house across the street. It plunged right through, and sliced a deep gouge in the home, like a knife through butter.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Captain Willie Bailey surveyed the damage Sunday morning.
"I've seen a lot of trees on homes," he said. "But this is probably the worst I've ever seen."