Upstate storms leave damage behind - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate storms leave damage behind

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Yesterday's storm ripped through the Upstate, leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake.

In Greenville and Anderson, many people came home to down trees like this one in Anderson.

"I knew about it about 30 minutes after it happened, just couldn't believe it," said Greg Smith who found a tree on top of his home. 

Smith said his father alerted him that a tree fell on his home and rushed over to see the damage.

"Pictures don't say enough, you get here and look at it and you just can't believe it," said Smith. 

Smith said he called for help as soon as he saw what happened, "I knew that tree was gonna fall one day, just didn't know when, it's pretty amazing what mother nature can do."

Many tree clearing companies like the one that came to Smith's neighborhood today have received calls since Saturday.

"Our job is to save what can be saved, instead of just demoing or ripping out stuff that doesn't need to be ripped out. The sooner we get to it the better," said John Burns with Puroclean.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said they received just under 900 calls during, and after yesterday's storm. They say 911 is reserved for emergencies only, and they said do not call that number for down trees or power outages, unless there is a life-threatening injury involved. 

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