ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46) - Visiting all the way from Manchester, England, a strong storm gave the Clarke family a bit of a nasty surprise.
"Big shock, big shock," Christine Clarke said.
The family and their friends came for the BMX World Championships and were at practice before the storm hit.
"Practice got canceled because of the lightning but we waited at the track to see if we could get back on it but couldn’t. We came back and found the house with two trees in it," Clarke said.
The family had to take all their belongings out of the side of the home and now trying to find somewhere to stay.
"There is seven of us. That's why we were in a house to share. We are all friends and we were sharing, anyway, we have a friend that has room at her hotel so we are going there," Clarke said.
Other roads, like Dave Lyle boulevard, blocked by trees and police having to direct traffic.
On Cedar Street, one tree threatening to do more damage
“It's hanging on the power line fixing to break," Cedar resident Gary Gibby said.
Rock Hill Police and Fire have been busy trying to get all the roads cleared. Some they’ve blocked off for the time being, while they handled other priority calls. Folks here also trying to help the process along so First Responders aren't over whelmed.
"Trying to clean up a little bit so we can get by but it's kind of hard to get by when you have power lines laying across the road," Gibby said.