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Thunderstorms uproot trees, cause damage

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Scattered thunderstorms have left fallen trees and other issues for many across the Mid-South.

Members of the city's public works as well as Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) crews have been busy working to repair the damage.

Tuesday morning meant traffic for those in Berclair; three lanes were blocked after a large tree fell across Stratford Road.

In East Memphis, a tree took a dive into a pool at a home near Kirby Road.

In Potts Camp, Mississippi, high winds blew through the town, taking down dozens of trees with it and leaving residents to deal with the aftermath.

A massive tree was uprooted on Ash Street, smashing through a home but leaving no one injured.

A tree was split down the middle in Orange Mound during Monday night's storm, landing on a house. The homeowner's son, who was in a car in the driveway at the time of the storm, suffered minor injuries to his arm.

Homeowners in Orange Mound say they are grateful to be alive.

"If it had been strong winds, the tree could've been over in my yard," said one neighbor. "I'm blessed to still be here and they're blessed to still be here also."

A motor grader used to clear roads during February's winter storm was pulled out of storage to help clear trees.

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