A landslide despatched two giant houses plummeting into the rain-swollen Tennessee River over the weekend, video posted on Fb by an area fireplace division confirmed, however fortuitously, no person was reported harm.
One of many houses in Savannah, Tenn., a two-hour drive east of Memphis, made cracking and snapping sounds and confirmed sparks of electrical energy because it slid into the river.
Solely one of many two houses was occupied when the specter of a landslide grew to become imminent — and rescuers stated the owners evacuated forward of time.
Inside an hour of the evacuation, the primary of the 2 houses collapsed Saturday night time, Fox 13 reported.
The second two-story house plunged into the river mid-morning Sunday, the fireplace division added.
“Oh my God,” somebody was heard saying within the background.
Drone images shared by the division confirmed a big part of the riverfront often called Chalk Bluff had dropped off into the water, leaving a large number of particles. Contents of the houses have been unfold up and down the hillside.
The names of the owners had not been launched Sunday, reports stated.
The collapse got here as the fireplace division reported the river was at flood stage, following days of heavy rain throughout a lot of the southeastern U.S.
The rain has been blamed for a number of landslides involving rocks and dirt over the previous week throughout North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee, McClatchy reported.