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7/6/07-Smith County

Heavy Rains Cause Trees To Fall All Over East Texas

Our roads and homes are not the only things getting hit hard by all the rain, trees are having a hard time standing in the water as well.  All morning Friday, crews cleaned up downed trees that had fallen on our roads and even on our homes.  Tree experts say, when it comes to this much rain, there's not much you can do.

"There are some signs when it starts to happen," said Arbor Tech's Ben Pool.  "The ground will be swelling and stuff like that, but for the most part when the ground gets saturated, it's kind of like trying to stand a stick up in the pool.  They can't do it."  Experts say if you have a tree that is old or dead near your home, it's a good idea to go ahead and have it removed.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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