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Sun May 12, 2013, 09:14 AM

The Earth Attacks: Scary Ice!

(Looks like meh until around :46. Then WHOA!)

@DavidClinchNews: Scary Ice! / @Storyful: Wow! Dramatic video shows ice moving in from lake in Minnesota
Ice Heaves pushed up from Mille Lacs Lake onto the Resort grounds and damaged homes within 15 minutes. Date Taken: 05/11/2013 around 9:30 am



What do those insurance claims look like?

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Reply The Earth Attacks: Scary Ice! (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries May 2013 OP
burnodo May 2013 #1
boston bean May 2013 #2
Junkdrawer May 2013 #3
librechik May 2013 #4
WhaTHellsgoingonhere May 2013 #5
Hassin Bin Sober May 2013 #11
Viking12 May 2013 #6
lunatica May 2013 #10
JimDandy May 2013 #7
malaise May 2013 #8
Ruby the Liberal May 2013 #9
sarisataka May 2013 #12
Ruby the Liberal May 2013 #13
sarisataka May 2013 #14
Ruby the Liberal May 2013 #19
sarisataka May 2013 #20
Logical May 2013 #15
burnodo May 2013 #16
kickysnana May 2013 #17
Ruby the Liberal May 2013 #18

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:20 AM

1. Wow!

 

That's pretty trippy!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:29 AM

2. Freaky is the only word I could come up with. nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:34 AM

4. Oh My. It looks like something alive...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:47 AM

5. amazing footage

I found the woman's underreaction baffling. I would be surprised if it didn't knock down houses.

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Response to WhaTHellsgoingonhere (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:32 AM

11. Me too.

It was just a matter of luck it stopped when It did.

Otherwise - unstoppable force meets shoddy stick-framed track home = nothing left but the foundation.

I like how she is so surprised when a door caves in.

"OMG! call someone!!!"

Who are you gonna call? Aquaman?

Maybe three or four fast thinking people with front loaders could save a couple houses but there are never three or four front loaders around when you need them. Otherwise, call the fire department to get gas and electric shut off to the neighborhood to mitigate some damage.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:56 AM

6. Follow up video

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Response to Viking12 (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:19 AM

10. Thanks for the follow-up video

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:02 AM

7. Awesome is so overused...the word should be saved for events like this!

The sound of the ice is unnerving and it's motion is like a living thing.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:03 AM

8. Unfreakingbelievable

Ice waves???

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:15 AM

9. That is the creepiest thing I have ever seen.

What on earth is an Ice Heave? I gotta go google that...

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #9)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:40 AM

12. We had strong winds yesterday

~40 mph. It pushes the ice until it hits the shore. The wave action of the open water behind the ice continues underneath until it also reaches the shore where it lifts the ice just a little. Since the wind is still pushing, the wave's upheaval of the ice allows it to move onto shore. repetition pushes it father from the water.

I did not see this one in person but have been at other lakes when it has happened. It is very impressive, cool and one of the most freaky things I have ever seen.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:45 AM

13. I was just reading about that

apparently this happens when the lake water begins to warm and the ice has no where to go? Regardless, that was one creepy video.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:50 AM

14. It is like an ice age on fast forward

yes, you described it exactly. The ice sheet is floating free so goes where the wind pushes it. If the wind it strong enough it can move inland a short way. Usually only a few yards; I have never seen a heave like this before.

kstp.com is the station that has the video and some picture sent with the damage it caused

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #14)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:15 PM

19. Great pics of the unfortunate damage.

See post 18 - it apparently happened in Canada this weekend as well. Odd - I had never heard of this and now there are 2 incidents in a weekend. Frightening.

Is there nothing that can be done to push the ice back when this is happening? I see they brought in a bulldozer, but the damage was already done.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #19)

Sun May 12, 2013, 08:24 PM

20. Dozers are about it...

The lakes I saw this happen had low hills that stopped the ice.

I will be up near there in a couple days. If the roads are open I may go and see.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:55 AM

15. Thanks for posting. Amazing! n-t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:11 PM

16. kick

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:37 PM

17. CNN had 50 ft of ice taking down homes in Canada this morning...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 04:07 PM

18. Happened in Canada this weekend too

http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/wall-of-ice-destroys-manitoba-homes-cottages-1

Wall of ice destroys Manitoba homes, cottages

A local state of emergency has been declared in a western Manitoba municipality after homes in Ochre Beach were destroyed and seriously damaged by a wave of lake ice.

Area officials told CBC News the wind pushed built-up ice off Dauphin Lake on Friday evening and caused it to pile up in the community, located on the lake's southern shore.

The piles of ice, which were more than nine metres tall in some cases, destroyed at least six homes and cottages, according to the Rural Municipality of Ochre River.


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