Skip to comments.Wall of ice rises out of lake and destroys homes in Canada
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 Izatys Resort.
The ice moved out of the lake 'like a freight train
She told CBS: You could hear it right through the doors, thats what alerted us to all of it.
And we turned around and you could just see it. Its creepy because it starts coming towards you and youre like: What is that!
Emergency teams have been shifting the ice with heavy machinery.
It must be because of the warming.
We saw the same thing on Lake Huron a couple years ago.
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.
Piled up 30 feet in spots, I guess. Watch the videos. Never seen anything like it. Like a glacier slowly creeping toward you.
I think that cavemen called that a Glazier.
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.
Nothing insurance can do for that...man...
It was just a question of time before he snapped...
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
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.
Winter is coming,, man the Wall
Notice how that didn't happen where I live ... cause we've got global warming!
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.”
Same thing happened in N. Mn yesterday. Videos here:
This happened last Friday & Saturday at Lake Mille Lacs in MN.
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.
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.
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.
“...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.
I can see how something like this would bury mammoths and such creatures as have been found whole in the tundra.
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”.
Yup, I’m a big believer in proof and science (and what my eyes tell me!). :-)
Stupid people, if they aren’t having ice problems someone is stealing their maple syrup. That’s what they get for talking funny!
Ice Age is back!
It’s happening in Minnesota as well, and just as fast.
Global warming melted the ice and caused this disaster! We’re all gonna DIE!
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...
Now if it would only get off of Leech Lake so I can go fishing.
Agreed. He was grilling in 55 mph winds?
Wife and I caught 25 crappy in half an hour here. I know they’re not walleye but a mess will do just fine...
Throw in a pound of morels and you will be close to heaven.