The heavy rains that rolled through the region Friday night caused quite a bit of damage. In Sullivan County trees were down on Egypt Road and Dry Branch Road and heavy flooding was reported on parts of Highway 126, as well as parts of Piney Flats.
There are two trees in Karen Mason's front yard that have weathered their fair share of storms, but that's not the case now. "I've cried over these trees. Because we thought we would have to cut that tree down and we had a tree man come and he let us know they were still good, it'll be OK," she said.
Mason walked News 5 through the damage and said a strong gush of wind knocked over her trees Friday night. "Every time a storm comes, we go to the window and watch. Watch the tree and it made it through the last couple of storms," added Mason.
The broken branches, debris, and trees are a reminder of the overwhelming job it's going to be cleaning up the mess.
But that's not the only mess on Poplar Ridge Road, Mark Curtis came home to a flooded front yard Friday night. "My hoses were blown down, my tomato plants and bushes look like they were pretty damaged. I can't find my trash can anywhere," he said.
Curtis showed News 5 some of the damage and problems caused by Friday's storm. He says his home gets hit hard when it rains, because water seems to drain and pool near his home. "I'm concerned of the long term affects. The short term affects I can deal with, but it's the long term which I don't know what damage it's doing to the structure of the house," Curtis said.
While flooding damage doesn't look as bad Saturday, Curtis believes it's a problem that's going to be hard to get rid of. "It's [standing water] got nowhere to go because the water level is too high," added Curtis.
News 5 also checked with Greene County and learned both trees and power lines fell Friday night. There was a great deal of debris from a barn that collapsed. The Greene County Sheriff's Office says roads were clear by this morning.