Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Uproot Trees

6:29 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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With this stretch of heavy rain over the past two weeks, we've gotten lots of reports about large trees being uprooted. 

One man in Warner Robins heard two oak trees slam to the ground during Monday's thunderstorms. 

Calvin Hedden estimates those trees are about 100 years old and about 70 feet tall.

One landed in his yard and the other in his neighbor's.

The heavy winds easily knocked down the two trees because the ground was already softened by the rain. 

He says he's worried about the trees left that surround his house. 

Because the ground is soft and loose, heavy wind and rain are more likely to uproot trees, as opposed to dry weather, where trunks are more likely to breakoff.

 

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