HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. — Of the many families affected by Wednesday night's tornado in Halifax County, one was hit especially hard.
News 7 first spoke with Connie Lucas right after the storm. Friday, she gave us a tour of her damaged home and shared a little bit about the family member she lost when the deadly winds came through.
"I was laying back here. This is my hideaway," said Lucas as she showed News 7's Tim Saunders the bed she was sleeping in when the tornado ripped in to her Liberty Road home.
"Looking at this house, I'm thankful to even be here," said Lucas.
A tree is stuck in the roof. One whole side of the house is missing. Lucas believes her location when the storm hit may have saved her life.
"If I was in my bedroom, I probably would have been cut by glass when one of my windows blew out," said Lucas.