Residents enjoy calmer weather in Virginia Beach this week

Virginia Beach, Va. – The sun is shining on Pinewood Drive, but this time last week, neighbors were coming out of their homes to take a look at the power lines, trees, and debris that covered the street.

A tree still sits on the side of the road as a reminder of just how strong the storm was.

But today, neighbors are just thankful this Thursday is much different than last week.

A pile of power lines crumpled on the side of the street right next to a tree that toppled over in last week’s storm.

But a week later, it’s a much different feel.

86-year-old Cameron Freeburn sat on his front porch just a few feet away where his tree fell over.

This past week, his goal was to get his yard cleaned up.

Down the road at the Oceanfront, the tourists soak in the sun, thankful they missed the storms.

But back a few miles on Pinewood Drive, Freeburn relaxes in his chair, enjoying the storm-free day.

“Real good. Really feels good. Sitting back and relaxing a little,” says Freeburn.

Even though that storm hit last week, people on Pinewood Drive are still trying to repair the damage from the storm and put it in the past.

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