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Ice Tsunami Captured on Camera Rising Out of Lake And Destroying Homes as Residents Watch Helplessly From the Shore

It could be a scene out of a 1950s horror film - an unstoppable 'ice tsunami' gradually moving ashore, destroying everything in its path. But this footage actually shows the weather phenomenon known as ice floe in action in Minnesota, north America, over the weekend. Strong winds are responsible for pushing this sheet of ice off the top of Lake Mille Lacs and up over the shoreline right up to resident's doorsteps.


Ice Tsunami Captured on Camera Rising Out of Lake And Destroying Homes as Residents Watch Helplessly From the Shore
Creepy: Darla Johnson uploaded this footage of a sheet of ice rising out of Milles Lacs Lake towards her home in Izatys Resort, Minnesota
Creepy: Darla Johnson uploaded this footage of a sheet of ice rising out of Milles Lacs Lake towards her home in Izatys Resort, Minnesota

Winter weather: The ice flow phenomenon is caused by strong winds driving the ice ashore
Winter weather: The ice flow phenomenon is caused by strong winds driving the ice ashore

And this footage filmed by a homeowner shows the eerie ice shards slowly covering ground before eventually creeping into people's home. Youtube user Darla Johnson uploaded the footage of ice rising out of Milles Lacs Lake and into the townhomes of Izatys Resort on May 11. The panic-stricken mother can be heard warning her son not to go near the ice while watching it getting closer and closer to her own home. Ms Johnson says: 'Look at it. It's crawling up. It's just pushing and pushing and pushing.

Unstoppable: The ice reached front doors and windows, even entering some resident' homes
Unstoppable: The ice reached front doors and windows, even entering some resident' homes

Dangerous: Winds reached up to 40 miles per hours to push the ice sheets ashore in Minnesota
Dangerous: Winds reached up to 40 miles per hours to push the ice sheets ashore in Minnesota

'Its gone through their door. Their door's in. It's going right through their house.' WCCO-TV reports that the ice from reached the doors and windows at the Izatys Resort on Saturday morning. But the video posted on Liveleek.com suggests it entered some homes. National Weather Service Meteorologist Shawn Devinny says 30 to 40 mile an hour winds pushed the water into the ice, driving it ashore. The Department of Natural Resources says about 10 miles of shoreline are covered, with some reaching up to 30 feet high.

Taking over: The 'ice tsunami' creeps towards garden furniture which is hastily moved by the homeowner who filmed these bizarre scenes
Taking over: The 'ice tsunami' creeps towards garden furniture which is hastily moved by the homeowner who filmed these bizarre scenes

Thick covering: Around 10 miles of shoreline were left covered with the ice sheet which was 30 feet high at points
Thick covering: Around 10 miles of shoreline were left covered with the ice sheet which was 30 feet high at points

It comes as massive ice floes rose out of a lake 600 miles north in Canada over the weekend, destroying a dozen homes and damaging fifteen others. Within mere moments, strong winds drove piles of ice onto the shore from Dauphin Lake on Friday, inundating homes and giving residents only minutes to flee. 55-mile-per hour winds drove masses of ice from the thawing lake in a phenomenon that is commonly witnessed but rarely seen with such intensity and size. Twenty-seven homes were affected in total as the frozen wall to plowed through everything in its way along Ochre Beach. Though the moving ice was as tall as a house in places, no injuries have been reported.


Dwarfed: Winds forced massive walls of ice onto the shores of Lake Dauphin, dwarfing homes in rural Manitoba
Dwarfed: Winds forced massive walls of ice onto the shores of Lake Dauphin, dwarfing homes in rural Manitoba

Unusual: A dozen homes were destroyed and many others left uninhabitable after winds piled ice onto Ochre Beach Friday in an unusually large ice flow
Unusual: A dozen homes were destroyed and many others left uninhabitable after winds piled ice onto Ochre Beach Friday in an unusually large ice flow

The town, still reeling from a severe 2011 flood that destroyed many homes, was somber but not helpless. Watts was one hand for Saturday’s clean-up efforts, which saw friends and neighbors come together to get the community back on its feet. Hundreds of volunteers were on hand with shovels, wheel barrows, and even bulldozers to dig the town out. ‘Everybody was pitching in to help them make it through the day,’ Watts said. ‘It was a good community effort. It’s typical. Everybody just helps out.’

Severe: Many of the 27 affected homes were not destroyed, but still deemed uninhabitable
Severe: Many of the 27 affected homes were not destroyed, but still deemed uninhabitable

Again: Some of the leveled homes were brand new, having just been rebuilt in the wake of severe 2011 flooding
Again: Some of the leveled homes were brand new, having just been rebuilt in the wake of severe 2011 flooding

Homeless: Canadian officials were at work Saturday helping the community dig out of the ice and to find shelter for those left homeless by the floe
Homeless: Canadian officials were at work Saturday helping the community dig out of the ice and to find shelter for those left homeless by the floe

Source: Daily Mail
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