Fallen Tree Limbs, Branches Cause Damage Across Sioux Falls
Many residential streets in Sioux Falls look like a disaster zone with tree limbs and branches dropping on sidewalks, roadways, cars and even houses.
"The first branch came down and it was disappointing; we knew the weather was coming, but as the night went on, more and more have fallen and we heard a big crash tonight. Its just disappointing, it was a big beautiful tree with a lot of history and we're sad to see it go," said McKennan Park resident Jennifer Fleming.
Trees and branches continue to drop all over Sioux Falls.
"This only happened within the last 15 or 20 minutes or so," said McKennan Park resident Ryan Waters.
Many of those branches are falling in inconvenient places—like through the roof of the Fleming's garage.
"I'm thankful for insurance, I really am. No one was hurt, everyone is safe so we are just thankful for that," said Fleming.
Luckier home owners may not have damage, but the branches still litter their yards, driveways and sidewalks, causing plenty of work.
"Right now I think it's going to be the evening's project, getting this branch off the sidewalk and back around the house," said Waters.
As the storm continues, there will likely be even more work tomorrow. The wind, snow and rain over night and into Wednesday will cause more branches to fall. Several smaller branches came crashing down during our interview with Fleming—a good reminder to stay clear of all trees until the heavy ice has passed.
Friday, August 1 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:19:37 GMT
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