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JoMarie Cory, of 214 Park Street, went home for lunch on Monday and found one of her basement walls had collapsed.

Water collapses Alexandria basement - damage estimated at $40,000

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JoMarie Cory came home to more than a wet basement on Monday.

In the midst of Monday's heavy rain, a basement wall collapsed under her house.


"I came home during my lunch break to show someone the couch I'm trying to get rid of and this is what I found," Cory said.

The 40-foot long east wall of her basement buckled in and filled her basement with concrete block, mud and water.

"I cried," she told the Echo Press on Tuesday.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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