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Early morning storms leave damage across the Midlands

Published: Jun. 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - While you were sleeping, a few storms made their way through the Midlands Saturday morning leaving fallen trees behind.

Storms made their way through early Saturday morning and some residents found storm damage around their neighborhoods.

Ann Herrington and her neighbors who live on Omarest Drive had trees hit their homes.

"I've never experienced anything in my life like this and i was praying to God," Herrington said.

She took us through some of the damage and those terrifying moments of the home being hit by a tree.

"I saw the tree coming through the master bedroom and then I ran back to the bathroom and just heard everything around us,” Herrington said.

We spoke with Mike Rollins, owner of Mike’s Tree Service, he says it is important to have experts look at the trees on your property.

“When people ask me what would I do, I usually let them know that I don't have one tree in my yard that's taller than me. I would suggest to put it on the list to get the tall dangerous trees away from the home," Rollins said.

Rollins says in calling those who work regularly with trees, they can typically come out, take a look and let you know the potential risks associated with the specific tree on your property.

Although that line of storms has passed, the First Alert Weather Team expects a second line of storms later.

Be sure to download the WIS Weather App to get the latest forecast for your area.

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