A landslide despatched two giant properties plummeting into the rain-swollen Tennessee River over the weekend, video posted on Fb by an area fireplace division confirmed, however happily, no person was reported damage.
One of many properties 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 properties was occupied when the specter of a landslide turned imminent — and rescuers mentioned the owners evacuated forward of time.
Inside an hour of the evacuation, the primary of the 2 properties collapsed Saturday evening, Fox 13 reported.
The second two-story house plunged into the river mid-morning Sunday, the hearth division added.
“Oh my God,” somebody was heard saying within the background.
Drone photographs 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 properties had been unfold up and down the hillside.
The names of the owners had not been launched Sunday, reports mentioned.
The collapse got here as the hearth 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.