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Thomas County pecan farm cleans up after Hermine

About 150 trees just like this down all across the property. (Source:WALB) About 150 trees just like this down all across the property. (Source:WALB)
Thompson Pecan Farms is cleaning up today after Hermine barreled through the county early Friday morning. (Source:WALB) Thompson Pecan Farms is cleaning up today after Hermine barreled through the county early Friday morning. (Source:WALB)
And thats just what they're doing this week. Removing the hundreds of fallen limbs and salvaging whatever they can from the toppled trees. (Source:WALB) And thats just what they're doing this week. Removing the hundreds of fallen limbs and salvaging whatever they can from the toppled trees. (Source:WALB)
"We've got a lot of work to do, a lot of clean up," said Youmans (Source:WALB) "We've got a lot of work to do, a lot of clean up," said Youmans (Source:WALB)
OCHLOCKNEE, GA (WALB) -

Overall Thomas County didn't experience anywhere near the damage that was originally thought Hermine would bring.

But One farm in Lockheed got the brunt of it all.

About 150 trees just like this down all across the property.

"It's just an act of nature I mean we expect it to happen especially with a storm like that. We knew it was going to happen we just didn't know to what extent," said Employee, Nathan Youmans.

Thompson Pecan Farms is cleaning up today after Hermine barreled through the county early Friday morning.

"We've got a lot of work to do, a lot of clean up," said Youmans

And that's just what they're doing this week. Removing the hundreds of fallen limbs and salvaging whatever they can from the toppled trees.

"Some of the trees that are just laid over we will keep them down and we will shake them and try to get what we can off of them," said Youmans.

The ironic part is that the Thompson family owns multiple pieces of property, one of them being in Monticello which got hit hard by Hermine and it didn't have near the damage as the Ochlocknee farm has.

"You know we have some land down in Monticello which had hardly any wind damage. Some land in Newton, Camilla, Pelham, a few trees down but not nearly as many as here in Ochlocknee," said Youmans.

Now they are just thankful that the damage can be picked up and business can carry on as normal.

"It could have been a lot worse," said Youmans.

As of now most of the damage in Thomas County has been picked up and the power is all restored.

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