The family of a homeowner who found a collapsed cave-ins in her yard after a storm were forced to sell her furniture, including a fireplace, after they could not find a safe exit.
The family was able to salvage some of the home’s furniture, but some of their most prized possessions were destroyed, according to CNN affiliate WSBTV.
The house was discovered in a culvert just outside of the city of Glynn, Georgia, on February 17, 2019.
“It’s like an earthquake,” Mariah Cone, the homeowner’s daughter, told WSBtv.
“It’s really scary.
You know you have to go back and look at it and see what was there.”
The family has since moved their home back to the area.
“We’re looking forward to rebuilding it,” she said.
In the video below, you can see the family’s attempt to rebuild the house after the storm.
The homeowners’ efforts were not an easy task.
The home had been completely buried in snow and mud, and they were unable to get a proper footing.
“The house was so badly damaged, we couldn’t get to it,” Cone said.
“Our house was gone, and we were going to rebuild it.”
In addition to losing their furniture, the family was also unable to secure a safe escape route.
They used a shovel to dig out the house’s basement and had to abandon plans to build a roof over the basement and roof of their home.
The couple also suffered from the effects of frostbite, and the house has been covered in frost since the storm, WSB TV reported.
Despite the difficulties, Cone says the family is determined to keep working on their home and hopes that the storm will inspire them to keep trying to get it back up.
“I think if we keep working, maybe we’ll get it fixed,” she told WDBN.
Read more about winter weather: Winter weather can be tough for homeowners and the people who live there.
The American Association of Retired Persons recently published an article titled “Winter Weather: The Costs of Winter Weather”.
The authors, who were working in the field for the American Society of Civil Engineers, wrote that it can be costly to deal with winter weather.
They wrote that “in some areas, winter weather can cost more than the year before.”
The costs of winter weather are difficult to estimate, because the extent of the damage is often unknown, they wrote.
For example, the American Association for Retired Person noted that it was not uncommon for snow and ice to accumulate in the basement of homes.
However, the authors of the article did note that “the cost of snow and icy damage varies widely.”
Read the article about winter storms for more information.
In an interview with CNN, a retired firefighter, who wished to remain anonymous, told the network that there is an added cost to winter weather that is not usually associated with other weather.
“If you have a roof, you have ice, you don’t have snow.
It’s a big deal,” he said.