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Large tree uprooted from long span of rain in Gibsonton area as more rain expected

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 19:06:45-04

GIBSONTON, Fla. — A long span of rain the past 30 days in the Gibsonton area has left problems for people still recovering from Hurricane Irma damage. 

Carlos Tabrez was helping his friend with a large tree that uprooted from the saturated ground from the rain that the area has seen.

You can see the large tree takes over the entire front yard 




The ABC Action weather team looked into the area along U.S. Route 41 and Symmes Road and found that there has been 6-8" of rain the last 30 days.

That's three to four inches above normal.

Tabrez tells ABC Action News the family who lives inside the home off Symmes Road is still recovering from Hurricane Irma. The roof of the couple's home is still covered in a large tarp. 

The homeowners have not been able to find aid to help them with the damage from Irma, and now they're looking at $1,200 in damages from the large tree that fell.

We reached out to Hillsborough County to see if there are any disaster assistance programs the family may qualify for through the county, and they tell us there is not, but they recommend the family look into 211 Tampa Bay Cares.

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