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US Tennessee landslide sends 2 large homes tumbling into rain-swollen river on video

08:30  17 february  2020
08:30  17 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Two large homes collapsed into the rain - swollen Tennessee River Saturday, and dramatic video shows the tumble was proceeded in one case by the Cracking and snapping boards are heard, then the multi-storied home ’s green walls begin to move, then fall, as power lines send sparks into the night.

They had reportedly felt their home shaking and were alarmed by strange sounds coming from the structure. Another angle shows more of the riverside crumbling and falling into the Hau river . Landslides reportedly caused the incident, which saw five homes tumble into the fast-flowing

A landslide sent two large homes plummeting into the rain-swollen Tennessee River over the weekend, video posted on Facebook by a local fire department showed, but fortunately, nobody was reported hurt.

  Tennessee landslide sends 2 large homes tumbling into rain-swollen river on video © Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah Tennessee

One of the homes in Savannah, Tenn., a two-hour drive east of Memphis, made cracking and snapping sounds and showed sparks of electricity as it slid into the river.

Only one of the two homes was occupied when the threat of a landslide became imminent -- and rescuers said the homeowners evacuated ahead of time.

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Within an hour of the evacuation, the first of the two homes collapsed Saturday night, Fox 13 reported.

The second two-story home plunged into the river mid-morning Sunday, the fire department added.

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“Oh my God,” someone was heard saying in the background.

Drone photos shared by the department showed a large section of the riverfront known as Chalk Bluff had dropped off into the water, leaving a mess of debris. Contents of the homes were spread up and down the hillside.

The names of the homeowners had not been released Sunday, reports said.

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The collapse came as the fire department reported the river was at flood stage, following days of heavy rain across much of the southeastern U.S.

The rain has been blamed for multiple landslides involving rocks and mud over the past week across North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee, McClatchy reported.

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