Clean up continues after Hurricane Matthew tears up trees in Hampton Roads 

Posted at 7:35 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 09:58:59-04

You can see fallen trees and branches almost anywhere you look right now in Hampton Roads.

Tree removal companies are working around the clock trying to deal with emergency removals.

"We're working 12-13 hour days," says Rob Hendron of Reliable Tree Removal.

"Because of all the rain we got in the weeks leading up to the storm, that really softened up the ground," says Hendron.

That's why the strong winds and rain had such damaging affects on trees in the area.

"There were more trees down than I think we expected," says Hendron. "Right now people are trying to deal with leaning trees before they're end up on the house."

Now is a great time for homeowners to survey their yards.

Look for trees that look like they're leaning or loose. Now is the time to get that handled before  we get any more severe weather.