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Wall of ice rises out of lake and destroys homes in Canada
metro.uk ^ | 5/12/13

Posted on 05/12/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker

A wall of ice that was pushed out of a lake and across snow-covered ground by strong winds has destroyed 12 homes and damaged 15.

The 9m (30ft) high slab took about ten minutes to rise up out of the water and slide across the beach before crashing into properties near the shoreline of Dauphin Lake in Canada.

Resident Doug David described how it pushed furniture around and threw his bath into the hallway when it ploughed through his two-storey home, propelled by 55mph gusts in Ochre Beach, Manitoba.


The wall of ice destroyed 12 homes in CanadaThe wall of ice destroyed 12 homes in Canada

Official Clayton Watts told the Winnipeg Free Press: ‘We had people barbecuing on their decks. They turned around to go inside to get something, they came back out and their decks were ripping apart.

‘It was like a freight train coming through, they say.’

Winds of up to 40mph led to a similar but less powerful ice wall rising out of Mille Lacs Lake, about 960km (600 miles) to the south in Minnesota, US.

Resident Darla Johnson captured footage of it piled up in heaps after slamming into homes at Izaty’s Resort.


The ice moved out of the lake 'like a freight train

She told CBS: ‘You could hear it right through the doors, that’s what alerted us to all of it.

‘And we turned around and you could just see it. It’s creepy because it starts coming towards you and you’re like: “What is that!”‘

Emergency teams have been shifting the ice with heavy machinery.


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; destroys; homes; ice; lake
Videos at link.
1 posted on 05/12/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It must be because of the warming.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 9:39:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: LibWhacker

We saw the same thing on Lake Huron a couple years ago.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LibWhacker
Official Clayton Watts told the Winnipeg Free Press: ‘We had people barbecuing on their decks. They turned around to go inside to get something, they came back out and their decks were ripping apart

I think some exaggeration is going on here. I don't see anything in the pictures, nor do I believe a wall of ice thirty feet high could just 'rise up' from the waves and bash a house to near destruction while someone grilling on the deck went inside to get the barbeque sauce.

4 posted on 05/12/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Piled up 30 feet in spots, I guess. Watch the videos. Never seen anything like it. Like a glacier slowly creeping toward you.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 9:42:33 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I think that cavemen called that a Glazier.

LLS


6 posted on 05/12/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibWhacker

Okay...but it just read really weird.....

Seems to me a more prudent person wouldn’t build a house so close to that kind of water scene where this could happen.


7 posted on 05/12/2013 9:44:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LibWhacker

Nothing insurance can do for that...man...


8 posted on 05/12/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: LibWhacker
Where was Frozone at the time?

It was just a question of time before he snapped...

9 posted on 05/12/2013 9:52:07 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Gaffer
Off shore winds in the spring time with massive ice left on the lake can definitely do some damage. It was obviously one solid sheet being blown up on shore and continuing to rise up as it was being weighted down by the ramaining ice in the lake. Maybe not 30 feet but enough to make the home owner think it was...........

Those events usually happen when vast amounts of off shore ice are blown to shore with no existing shallow water ice on shore to block their progress.

I've seen massive ice piles in the early spring on Lake St. Clair, maybe a quarter mile off shore, that could have ended up on shore given the right conditions

10 posted on 05/12/2013 9:52:17 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Gaffer

If by 30 feet high they mean 5-6 feet, I’ll buy it.

I think what happens here is that the slushy ice floating on the lake is whipped ashore like waves, not like a glacial smowplow. That’s how it flowed between the two houses without destruction either.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 9:52:53 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Winter is coming,, man the Wall


12 posted on 05/12/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: LibWhacker

Notice how that didn't happen where I live ... cause we've got global warming!

13 posted on 05/12/2013 9:54:52 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: Mushroom Gravy

The second video is more dramatic. But they were wave-carried “ice chips” driven by a 50 mph wind, not a “slab”.

Idiot reporter: “There’s absolutely nothing insurance can do for this type of ice damage.”


14 posted on 05/12/2013 9:55:23 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: LibWhacker

Same thing happened in N. Mn yesterday. Videos here:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/266903/


15 posted on 05/12/2013 9:58:33 AM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek

This happened last Friday & Saturday at Lake Mille Lacs in MN.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 10:02:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Hot Tabasco

They called these “ice shoves” in the UP. One destroyed a few cars on a dealership lot located right on Green Bay when I was living in Menominee. Our house was on the bay too, but probably 200 feet from the lake.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 10:03:55 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Gaffer

Folks build stuff on flood plains and the like all the time. Folks will build vacation homes on ocean-fronts without proper insurance coverage, knowing the government will bail them when a hurricane tears it apart.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 10:05:53 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: LibWhacker

In the 60s and 70s this happened a number of times along the south shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland. There are cliffs about 30 feet that go down to the beach. When the ice was thin, maybe 2 inches, if a strong north wind came up, the ice broke up and piled up in 15-20 feet high or so ‘mountains’ on the beach. One time the force of the wind pushing the ice took out a reinforced concrete and steel pier that was about ten feet above water level.

They didn’t form in a big rush as it seemed to happen in this story from Canada. Ours took hours to build up. Usually the temps dropped and solidified the whole mess. I wish I had some pics of those!

Here are some I found online: http://www.alcheminc.com/erieice.HTML

BTW it freezes more often than this guy says, but the big piles don’t happen unless conditions are right.

My buddies and I played on those piles. We learned early on not to slide down them since they weren’t very smooth and did a job on our butts. We tried to dig caves in them with axes, but the ice was like concrete, so we quickly gave up.

No houses were damaged since they were up on higher ground.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 10:21:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

SEQUESTER!


20 posted on 05/12/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: BradyLS

“...knowing the government will bail them when a hurricane tears it apart.”

Working real well so far with the Hurricane Sandy aftermath residents’ homes. At 15-17ft below sea level, NOLA wasn’t a surprise.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 10:26:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: DManA

I can see how something like this would bury mammoths and such creatures as have been found whole in the tundra.


22 posted on 05/12/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: LibWhacker

what happens is that a layer of ice freezes and then the wind pushes it, after a while it gets a lot of momentum, and as it hits the shore it just does not stop as tons and tons of it keep pushing from behind. (Water is very heavy)

There are so cool videos of it happening on youtube with some much thinner layers of ice (< 1 inch) growing ice structures on the shore as the wind pushes more an more.

people who just say “I do not believe” it can happen should really think about what they just said. “Belief” in global warming is what guides libtards. Proof and scientific explanation trump “belief”.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Yup, I’m a big believer in proof and science (and what my eyes tell me!). :-)


24 posted on 05/12/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Stupid people, if they aren’t having ice problems someone is stealing their maple syrup. That’s what they get for talking funny!


25 posted on 05/12/2013 12:01:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: LibWhacker

Ice Age is back!


26 posted on 05/12/2013 12:24:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gaffer

It’s happening in Minnesota as well, and just as fast.


27 posted on 05/12/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: LibWhacker

Global warming melted the ice and caused this disaster! We’re all gonna DIE!


28 posted on 05/12/2013 1:22:43 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Gaffer
Your right about too close to the waters edge. My folks had a cabin on Mullet Lake (Michigan) it was either the largest inland lake or the second largest..(depended on weather you took into consideration surface area, or total water depth plus surface water) Anyway, the lake would freeze solid in the winter and houses had been moved from our side of the lake across to Topneebee without fear of breaking through...Every year when the lake started to thaw, due to the water direction and wind currents it always seem to end up on the shore across from us...

One year my parents said you could hear the ice cracking for several days. Then all of a sudden the lake seem to be alive and the ice packs moved at the same time. This one year it moved to our side of the lake...It packed up the 15 feet from the waters edge to the top of the lawn. (Steps to go down to the water) and some ended up on the front lawn...The house sat back enough from the edge of the drop so it didn't come near the house, but mom said it was the most amazing thing she ever say...it was like the lake and ice were living things...

29 posted on 05/12/2013 3:00:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: LibWhacker
Bush's fault still according to Obama?
30 posted on 05/12/2013 3:02:56 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Now if it would only get off of Leech Lake so I can go fishing.


31 posted on 05/12/2013 4:01:27 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Gaffer
I think some exaggeration is going on here

Agreed. He was grilling in 55 mph winds?

32 posted on 05/12/2013 4:04:37 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: cornfedcowboy

Wife and I caught 25 crappy in half an hour here. I know they’re not walleye but a mess will do just fine...


33 posted on 05/12/2013 6:04:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Throw in a pound of morels and you will be close to heaven.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 6:29:16 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy
‘swhy we took our Yankee money and went south.
35 posted on 05/12/2013 8:35:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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