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Neighbors prepare for possible scattered storms

Neighbors told WAAY 31 the trees do provide shade, which helps conserve energy.

Posted: May 27, 2018 5:38 PM
Updated: May 27, 2018 6:50 PM

Expected thunderstorms coming our way has some homeowners here in the valley working to prevent potential damage.

Neighbors WAAY 31 spoke with said when a tree falls on their home it's when they least expect it. One homeowner here has dealt with damage from several trees in the past. 

"I was eating dinner. As a matter of fact in the kitchen and it goes clunk," said Jeff Glover.

Jeff Glover has lived on Four Mile Post Road for a few years. Glover said he's always had issues with his trees. A 100-year-old oak tree that fell on his roof last month caught him off guard.

"I thought that one would stay for years and years, but nope the wind caught it just right," Glover said.

Just recently, he's cut two cedar trees in his yard. Glover said he has a feeling the tree, already hit by lightning could fall any minute now. He didn't want it to fall on another tree.

"It's been a wet year and the ground is soft. The trees are heavy and there's a lot of weight up there. So the trees are prone to fall," Glover said.

Glover said he's aware about potential storms tomorrow. But he said there's only so much he can do to prepare. Similar to the storms we had in April.

"It was just a weird wind. It was weird. It sounded weird, unusual winds. You can look around and some see the tops taken. There's nothing you can do to prepare for that kind of thing," Glover said.

Some trees, Jeff Glover is leaving alone. Hoping mother nature takes its course.

"That's a wiggle maker right there. It's a dangerous situation. If you touch it, it's liable to fall on your head. So I'm just letting gravity and the years take that one," Glover said.

Glover said other homes on Jones Valley Drive had more tree damage than he did during April's storms. They've been cutting the other trees down as well.

Neighbors told WAAY 31 the trees do provide shade, which helps conserve energy. But they do require maintenance.

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