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Heavy Rains Cause Toppling Trees

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Flooded road in Pickens County. Flooded road in Pickens County.

Tree removal companies tell us they've doubled business because the heavy rain is making trees shaky and unstable.

Susan Reeves of Clemson sent us photos that show her street turned into a raging river from the recent flooding.

"It's ridiculous we are tired of rain," Reeves said.

Reeves now worries the recent storms will cause the giant tree near her house to come crashing down.

"The ground is so saturated I just think it's going to fall over," Reeves said.

 Harris Tree Removal and Landscaping Owner, Justin Harris tells us that's exactly what's been happening across the upstate.

"We've had a lot of trees uprooting, branches breaking off trees falling into houses and vehicles," Harris said.

We want to know what will your homeowners insurance cover if a tree falls on your home.  

"If a tree lands on your home of course the damage is unlimited to do the repairs to your house. If the damage just occurs from the tree falling and the cost to remove the tree there are limitations on that," Insurance Agent Kenneth Rhodes said.

Rhodes says one thing to keep in mind even if its your neighbors tree that falls on your house you may still be liable.

"Unless that tree is visibly dead that is going to be your responsibility," Rhodes said.

Harris says check all the trees near your home, check for rot and raised roots.

If you have any doubt contact a professional tree removal service.

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