Slow moving ice flows invade homes surrounding a lake, causing extensive damage

May 3, 2017 2:00 pm Last Updated: May 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Can you imagine ice moving like a locomotive? Yes, it sounds and moves like an old locomotive with faulty brakes.

Slow moving ice flows creep towards houses along the shore of a Minnesota lake, and, without knocking on the door, can break into your home through the door and the windows, and possibly scouring everything in it’s path if it’s strong enough.

Ice tsunamis are not sudden occurrences.  They move slowly, but inexorably, and can’t be easily slowed or stopped. If this wave of ice doesn’t stop itself, it can eventually destroy homes and anything surrounding the lake front.

This video shows glaciers from Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota engulfing the Izatys Resort grounds. This ice tsunami, caused by strong winds and breaking ice, ended up damaging homes and other buildings in the town around the lake.