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Residents and crews clear debris after tropical storm


Tropical Storm Andrea has passed but its high winds and heavy rainfall leaves many residents in North Augusta with a mess to clean up.

"It was a crazy storm out here," said Dearian Grant, North Augusta resident.  

The rain finally stopped but now large puddles and debris remain after the tropical storm moved through the CSRA overnight.

"North Augusta got hit hard; they are taking their blunt right now," said Wayne Adams, C & H Services.

Overnight storms left nearly 700 hundred people in Aiken County without power and now residents are assessing the damage.

"Just knowing the whole house could have been taken down by one tree," Grant.  

It wasn't until FOX54 showed up to Dearian Grant's house did he realize a tree barely missed his home, falling on their cable line.

"It's [the cable] been acting up and now we see why. I didn't know it was this bad at all until I came out here to look at things," said Grant.  

Grant is thankful that was the only damage but his neighbor wasn't so lucky.

"Next door, it was awful over there."

"It looks like it fell on the backside of the house towards the bedroom end," said Adams.  

C & H Service crews are working to remove a 90 foot tree that fell early Friday morning. Crews are traveling as far as Waynesboro because there has been such a demand to cut down trees.

"Trees are breaking off because of sixty mile hour winds and this is several big jobs for us already and we come a long way over here to try to help relieve State Farm," said Adams.  

Luckily no one was injured and Adams said they should have the roof sealed by the end of the day.

To report any storm damage please call the emergency dispatch number in your area.

Richmond County: (706) 821-1080

Columbia County: (706) 541-2800

Aiken County: (803) 648-6811

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