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Strong winds damaged trees and caused power outages in south Huntsville

Huntsville Utilities told WAAY 31 strong winds kept workers from doing most of their work until Monday morning.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018 4:52 PM

People across the Tennessee Valley cleaned up Monday after strong winds and heavy rain swept across the area.

Huntsville Utilities told WAAY 31 it had crews working throughout the night to restore power, but strong winds and rain kept workers from being able to do most of their work until this Monday morning.

Sandra Hudson told us her family was worried about the trees in their backyard, and made sure those were trimmed properly before the rain and wind Sunday night.

"We knew we were going to have high winds, and we prepared in the backyard. We didn't think the tree would go," she said.

Hudson told us she was at home watching a movie when she heard a tree crash down in her front yard.

"I went and opened the door and told Richard, "We got the weeping willow tree on our front porch"," she added.

Hudson told us they were fortunate the tree did little damage to their house and didn't hurt their car.

The family also lost power, but she told WAAY 31 she was surprised how quickly Huntsville Utilities got it back up and running.

However, as the bad weather continued through the night she was worried her that something else might happen..

"I couldn't go to bed. I sat up all night because I was afraid something else was going to blow over," she said.

Hudson told me she thinks her family's preparations stopped them from having even more damage.

The family told WAAY 31 they hope to get the tree cleaned up before more strong winds hit the area.

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