The owner of a house on Copper Hill Road in Floyd County says it's not as bad as it looks. On Thursday morning, a 90-year-old tree, weighed down by ice, snapped and fell on John Wilson's house.
He was inside when it happened.
"Just beforehand we heard there was a whole lot of ice that came down," says Wilson, "Next thing we know about 10 minutes later there's this mighty crash and the tree came down."
Wilson says there doesn't appear to be any structural damage. Several neighbors have offered to help Wilson remove the tree.
Like many people in Floyd County, Wilson doesn't have electricity.
It was off most of Wednesday, came back on later that night and then the lights went out again early Thursday morning.
On Thursday the number of outages was almost 4,000. But that number was slowly going down. Appalachian Power expects to have electricity fully restored by Friday night.
The problem was easy to see. There were high winds and several down power lines.
Smith's Grocery and Hardware was forced to close but that didn't stop people from trying to get inside and pick up a few necessities. Several knocked on the front door which had a "closed" sign posted.
People told us they're wearing 3 or 4 layers when they have to go outside and inside isn't much warmer.
"At the house we have no power," says resident Wilson Morris, "We're 50 inside and 27 outside."