Four East Peoria homes on edge of landslide

By Audrey Williams

Four East Peoria homes on edge of landslide

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill -- An East Peoria homeowner said she is horrified by the damage heavy rainfalls did to her home.

In the 100 block of Kaitlyn court in East Peoria four homes were damaged by a massive landslide.

Shana Severinsen said she and her boyfriend found the damage in their backyard Thursday night.

She said there were two retaining walls in the back and when they bought the home only a month ago there was no indication something like this could ever happen.

This would likely fall under landslide insurance, said Severinsen, something she believes none of the effected homeowners have.

"They've already spoke with their insurance about coverage and everything like that, and their not getting covered. I don't think mine is getting covered either. As far as plan of action, their going to be contacting engineers to evaluate the situation, what can be done, what can't be done," she said.

Severinsen said officials believe the house is stable at this point, but they aren't able to go inside. In the meantime, they are staying with family.