Rock slide damages home in SE Minn.

Rain causes boulders to slam into SE Minn. home

BROWNSVILLE, Minn. - Several large boulders crashed into a home north of Brownsville, Minnesota, after a landslide that was probably triggered by heavy rains. 

The aftermath of the slide was documented by Houston County Emergency Management on its Facebook page Wednesday morning. The county, in extreme southeastern Minnesota, received heavy rain before the landslide.

"The area where this landslide occurred is very hilly, making it prone to landslides and mudslides when heavy rain falls," said meteorologist Chris Dolce. "Late Tuesday night into early Wednesday, 3 to 6 inches of rain fell locally in the region, including southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin."

The couple that owns the home was inside at around 7 a.m. when the boulders hit. Fortunately nobody was injured, but damage is significant.  


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