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After heavy rains last night.
one brownsville, minnesota home took a beating.
But it wasn't a flood that caused all the destruction.
News 8's Sarah Thamer is here to explian.
A boulder..weighing well over seven-thousand pounds.
went through a house which was recently remodeled...
Homeowners say they are lucky no one was injured...but
they never saw this coming..
Just because a house sits high enough that it won't
get hit by high water, doesnt mean it's completely
free of heavy rain damage.
And heavy, is the best way to describe how one house
This big rock, came off the hill, came through the
house, through the front door, took out this post.
Tom and his wife Tina were getting ready for work
at 7 a.m., when this giant rock slid down a hill and
into their home.
I thought we were having a mudlside was my first thoughts,
and then after seeing all the rocks and going outside,
we saw that the hill had let loose and knocked about
four to five big rocks off the hill.
Major rainfalls just the night before forced the rocks
down the hill.
And those who stopped by to help, say there's not
much they can do to prevent more rocks from falling.
There is not a lot you can do on the hill because
it's such a steep hill, it goes way up, its just very
steep so it's just nature's way of talking to us.
And with nature, comes a high price to pay.
We just remodeled and finished the house and we moved
in in February, so it's kind of a shocking thing.
And despite the shock of their own home nearly falling
a part, Tom says luck, even through what may have
seemed like an unlucky situation, still played a role.
We're just lucky you know, nobody got hurt lucky the
rocks didnt go in the house farther, lucky we weren't
sleeping still, so we're pretty lucky, pretty fortunate.
The homeowners are now figuring out ways to clean
up some of the damage that has been done..and they're
trying the best they can to prevent more from happening.
They say they are very thankful for everyone who came
out to help them today.
Has this sort of thing happened in Brownsville before?