Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada: Miracle Survivor House and Robot

A lone house survived a major flood in July 1996, while the rest of the neighborhood was washed away. Now it's a museum. A robot version of the old lady who lived in the house sits in a rocking chair and tells its story.

Little White House in the River

Address:
240 Rue Bosse, Chicoutimi, PQ, Canada
Directions:
Little White House in the River, 240 Rue Bosse, in a city park.
Hours:
Museum : June-Oct.
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Little White House - Flood Survivor

In July 1996, the Saguenay River received an incredible amount of rain. As a result, the river overflowed, bursted its banks and caused several landslides, 7 casualties and took over many buildings. For no apparent result, one tiny white house managed to survive through the daily pressure of millions of gallons of water and debris, the equivalent of the amount of water running over the Niagara Falls.

The house now operates as a museum dedicated to the Saguenay disaster.

[Gen, 04/21/2008]

The house owners had wisely strengthened the foundation, which was attached to bedrock that the flood waters flowed around.

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