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August 22, 2014 at 6:28 PM

VIDEO: Methow couple survive mudslide, lose house

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Janie Lewis tells what happened early Thursday night as a wall of mudslide hit her home along Highway 153 in the Methow Valley.

Her husband Bob “Elk” Belgard was hit by an initial 10 feet of water that burst through the front door.

Janie Lewis and Bob "Elk" Belgard live a mile south of Carlton along Highway 153. Three feet of mud crashed through their home a little after 7 p.m. Thursday. Janie says water blew open the front door. They were not injured. This is their house. Forty neighbors arrived early this morning to help with cleanup. (Photo by  Erik Lacitis / The Seattle Times )

Janie Lewis and Bob “Elk” Belgard live a mile south of Carlton along Highway 153. Three feet of mud crashed through their home a little after 7 p.m. Thursday. Janie says water blew open the front door. They were not injured. (Photo by Erik Lacitis / The Seattle Times )

Erin Bosco, at left in overalls,  is one of 40  neighbors who arrived early Friday to help  Janie Lewis and Bob "Elk" Belgard cleanup after mud crashed through their home. (Photo by Erik Lacitis / The Seattle Times)

Updated: Kiersten Ostlie, at left in overalls, is one of 40 neighbors who arrived early Friday to help Janie Lewis and Bob “Elk” Belgard cleanup after mud crashed through their home. Ostlie was earlier misidentified in this caption. (Photo by Erik Lacitis / The Seattle Times)

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