"I thought the whole side of the house was caving in," he said. "My wife was screaming."
A car-sized rock smashed into the bedroom wall, while a five-foot diameter boulder went through the home, smashing the front door and taking out a porch pillar. A smaller rock ended up inside the home, which the family moved into in June, after gutting and remodeling it.
"It wasn't quite what we were expecting," Bjerke said.
While dismayed to learn that his homeowners insurance policy does not cover landslides, Bjerke was glad no one was in the path of the boulders.
"We were blessed that we didn't get hurt," Bjerke said. "It could have been a lot worse."
Flash flooding triggered road closures in
Some of the heaviest rain fell in northeastern
A reading of 5.35 inches was reported near
Wednesday's rains came on the heels of the seventh-wettest summer on record for
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