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Home about to fall over 75-foot cliff

Home About To Fall Over 75-Foot Cliff

There's no place like home -- unless that home is beginning to crumble and topple off a 75-foot cliff. A Texas home is teetering on the edge of a cliff after a chunk of earth crumbled and fell 75 feet into the lake below.

Part of the home already went down. Neighbors told CBS they heard a loud noise, caused by a large piece of the home breaking off. Luckily, homeowners were preemptively ordered to leave before their home made its descent, so they weren't injured.

"It was seconds, really. It had already...you could see more and more of the top of the roof," neighbors told WFAA.

The owners of the home have known about the danger of their home for a while -- the sheriff's department said that they noticed a crack in the land under the home about a year ago. Regardless, time was definitely on the homeowner's side. They evacuated their home just two weeks prior to the crumbling.

It won't be long before the whole house takes the plunge. Officials expect the rest of the house worth $700,000 is going to fall in, but it's just a matter of when.

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Elizabeth June 12 2014 at 6:06 AM

Building near a cliff is as dumb as building on a beach or at the foot of a mountain.

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ilenedan2 Elizabeth June 12 2014 at 9:26 AM

Um... what is stupid is not building on a cliff, but rather building close to the high tide mark. One big storm and major flooding and homes wash away. Flooding damage and even deaths happen over and over in NJ, California, etc., but it's very rare to happen in Maine because the homes are usually higher up on the rocky coast. Stone cliffs almost never collapse - because they are made of granite, but severe flooding happens all the time.

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Joebudgie ilenedan2 June 12 2014 at 8:42 PM

You might add houses built along the Missisippi river to your list, too.

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prispiggie Elizabeth June 12 2014 at 7:14 PM

One could also say it is dumb to build in New Orleans which is below sea level but that hasn't stopped anyone.

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Cheryl June 12 2014 at 7:42 AM

"incredible right?" Incredibly stupid. Insurance should not cover that. What kind of a genius throughout the whole process thought that was a good idea?

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wllharrington June 12 2014 at 7:45 AM

How about sealing the floor and it becomes a houjseboat when it goes in the water.

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mollymguire wllharrington June 12 2014 at 9:18 AM

yeah, good idea... use that black goop that water proofs that is sold on TV.

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kcarthey mollymguire June 12 2014 at 9:08 PM

Use the black goop that covers Texas beaches.

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alfredschrader June 12 2014 at 6:31 AM

It's too late now, but people like this usually wont let me help them anyhow.
While the home was still intact it could have been saved by disconnecting the plumbing and wiring and dragging it with big chains and dozers to safety.
My guess is it's heavily insured.

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ROB SYKES June 12 2014 at 1:34 PM

Finally got that that expensive view they were looking for…

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M ROB SYKES June 13 2014 at 1:09 AM

Did you mean **their neighbors** got the view, (or are about to get that view?

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coopdabomb June 12 2014 at 8:58 AM

Another bs story while the U.S. burns

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navycva11 June 12 2014 at 4:09 PM

They would be smart to burn it now.

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eagleflying100 navycva11 June 12 2014 at 5:01 PM

they have unlimited money , so why worry.

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Richard June 12 2014 at 10:46 AM

For Sale, very nice, modern home, all the amenities, may need some work done by new owner, real bargain!!!

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crotalus Richard June 12 2014 at 3:22 PM

You forgot: Close to water with lake access!

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chnvlly June 12 2014 at 2:36 PM

You can't fix stupid.....

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ladycict chnvlly June 12 2014 at 9:53 PM

All right, Uncle Si !

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hey dick head June 12 2014 at 8:30 AM

good I hope it falls off and the insurance company wont cover it

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