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Storm damage reported throughout Upstate

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

According to neighbors, a tree along Waterton Way in Simpsonville had already been hanging low before the storms hit Friday. They weren't surprised it crashed into the roadway Friday afternoon when heavy rain and wind blew through the area.

Just a few doors down, Vivian Holland and her family were worried about trees crashing into their home.

"We were standing in the kitchen and we could see out the back,” said Holland. “The wind was kind of swirling."

She took her family to a safe spot in their house as winds gusted up to 60 miles per hour during the storm.

"We just got up and said let’s just go to the basement,” said Holland. “Hangout in the basement for a while."

Greenville County's Emergency Manager, Jay Marret says the worst of the weather is over Friday evening. It knocked out power for more than 2,000 people.

"What we've heard so far is there is minimal damage,” said Marret. “Nothing has risen to the level of response; outside of normal."

In Spartanburg County, some branches fell on top of a home off Sydnor Road. Trees toppled over onto power lines off Washington Drive. As winds blew around 60 miles per hour.

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