Glen Allen couple’s emotional return to tornado damaged Naylors Beach home

Posted at 1:36 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 13:36:41-05

NAYLORS BEACH, Va. -- From what they could see on television, Linda and Wayne Blake knew it was bad. But the Glen Allen couple was emotional when they arrived at their family's home at Naylors Beach Friday. The Richmond County community was hard hit by Wednesday's tornado.

"My bedroom is gone. My living room is gone," Linda Blake said.

Linda Blake

She was thankful the tornado struck in the winter, because had it been summer, more people would have been gotten hurt.

"If it had happened at night, in the summer, we would have probably been sucked right out of bed," she said.

As it was, no deaths nor serious injuries were reported on Naylors Beach. Several homes however were destroyed.

Naylors Beach damage

The Blakes, whose family home was badly damaged, spent Friday trying to salvage what they could.

"It's emotional," Wayne Blake said.

Glen Allen couple