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'Ice wave' attacks homes in Minnesota

'Ice wave' attacks homes in Minnesota

You've probably seen video of flash floods before, but for these homeowners in Minnesota, it was a little different this weekend: A "flood" of ice.

A woman on Minnesota's Mille Lacs Lake snapped this video of what some are calling an "ice out tsunami."

"Just sounded like shattering glass," Darla Johnson told WCCO-TV. "It was pushing and breaking and pushing and breaking."

The ice was pushed into the yard by 40 mph winds, creating an arctic scene that saw the ice move 15 feet in just over seven minutes.

Some of the ice was in foot-thick slabs. Bulldozers arrvied to move the ice away from the homes so they don't flood when the temperatuers warm and the ice melts.

P.S. on Tuesday, just three days after this ice wave it, it was 87 degrees in the area. That'll help with the ice melt!