The Hawaiian women had a poor start to Saturday night.
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A five-foot-diameter rock tumbled onto her property, smashed through a wall in her living room, crashed through another wall, and then landed in her bedroom, Hawaii News Now reported.
The car was also damaged in the accident.
Unwanted house guests were captured by security cameras.
Luckily, no one was hurt in the home, CNN reported.
Caroline Sasaki was getting ready to watch TV in her living room when a boulder came in.
Officials weren’t sure what caused the large rocks to roll, but it had rained heavily for several days, Hawaii News Now reported.
City officials and permit inspectors visited the site on Monday to inspect the area as a cement wall was built in recent years to hold back the looming hillside.
Hawaii News Now reported that the land above where the boulder is believed to have originated is privately owned.
Homeowners at the bottom of the hillside said they hadn’t seen the rocks before development began, but at least three rocks have fallen recently, KHON reports.
Mr. Sasaki actually lived in the area before moving back to the neighborhood a week ago.
“We lived in this same place. We demolished an old house and rebuilt it. There were no warnings of heavy rains and hurricanes. So no rocks fell,” Sasaki told KHON. “There were some issues when they were carving the mountain, but I don’t know if that was the cause.”
However, the owner of the development above Sasaki’s house said his project was not the cause of the rockfall.
“Not at all. This is from all the way up. I saw one of the rocks about 50 feet above the property and landed there and came down here,” says Bingning. Li told KHON. “So it hit one of the cables that was supposed to stop it, and the cable snapped. It took a lot of energy, otherwise this damage would be much greater.”
Still, he told the news station that he would bring in engineers to look into the project and strengthen the barrier wall.
Another homeowner said a small 2-foot rock hit the retaining wall but did not reach his home.
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