August 12, 2004 at 8:38 PM EST - Updated July 26 at 8:57 PM
Unfortunately if you live in the South East seeing trees toppled over houses, cars and even on the street isn't an uncommon scene. With 70 m.p.h hurricane winds coming our way in the next few days people need to be ready. That's where companies like Southeastern Tree Services come in. Today they were busy cleaning up a tree that fell weeks ago...but they predict this is just the beginning
"Storms haven't even gotten here yet and trees are already starting to split and break open," said Tom O'Neal of SouthEastern Tree Services.
Tree trimmers say there are a few things you can do to make sure these powerful winds don't topple trees on top of your house.
"You should maintain your trees just like you maintain your house, garden or anything like that," said William Cornelius the owner of the company.
"If you have dead limbs up above you need to take care of that. If you have bad spots in your trees you have to let somebody know," continued O'Neal.
But the best way to make sure this doesn't happen to your house people need to start taking steps now.
"We're in the middle of hurricane season so they need to start getting out in the yard looking around," said O'Neal.