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Microburst Survivor Was Thrown Through Door

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) - Michelle Smith didn't make to the safe room, the dance room, which withstood Sunday's microburst. Most of the rest of the Cheer Fusion cinder block building collapsed.

"You saw debris coming down. I was like, the building is coming down, I can't believe it," said Smith, a 47-year-old mother of a boy who is part of the Cheer Fusion team. She was watching the kids do their routines when the violent storm blew in the metal garage door. Smith said she saw that door crumple and go flying through the air.

PWC Public Schools 2 Hour Delay

On Monday, January 23, all Prince William County Public Schools will open two hours later than normal.

PHOTOS: Viewer Pics From Tornado Watch

VIDEO: Tornado Touches Down In Quantico

TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA) -- A 9NEWS NOW viewer sent us a picture of what he says is damage from strong winds in Triangle, Va. Thursday night.

The National Weather Service Confirms a tornado touched down Thursday evening on Meyers Drive in the Garrison Woods neighborhood off of Route 1 near Quantico.

Much of the 9NEWS NOW viewing area (DC Metro area) was under a tornado warning or watch Thursday night. A suspected tornado tore the roof off a historic house in Louisa County on Thursday afternoon, says the National Weather Service.

We also heard unconfirmed reports of a possible tornado touchdown in the area of I-95 and Route 234 in the Dumfries area, but a Prince William County Police spokesperson said he hadn't heard anything about a tornado touchdown.

VIEWER VIDEO: Possible Tornado On I-95 South

Elsy Morataya took this footage of a suspected tornado touching down between I-95 & Rt. 1 just south of Quantico, MCB in Virginia

Lusby, Md. Loses Home To Hurricane Irene, Wins National Contest

LUSBY, Md. (WUSA) -- Joe Chenelly is overjoyed. He won a national contest for having a nightmare bedroom. The reason his bedroom is so bad? It was destroyed during Hurricane Irene.

Chenelly says he, his wife, and five kids are lucky to be alive after an 80-foot tree crashed through their bedroom.

"Normally, we'd be sleeping there," he said.

But that night his wife insisted the family stay downstairs. The tree also came through a portion of the kids' playroom in the basement.

Chenelly entered a national contest on Facebook sponsored by Angie's List called "Is Your Bedroom a Nightmare?"

Chenelly actually got a lot of help from a competitor. A woman who was also a finalist for the prize heard his story and encouraged all her supporters to vote for Chenelly. He says he is extremely grateful.

He won the grand prize: $5,000.