A Corner Brook woman is hoping the city will help save her house that's perilously close to falling over an embankment.

Damage to Joan Hanlon's house was caused by last week's rainstorm.

Corner Brook dealt with flooding on Nov. 28, which was caused by heavy rainfall on top of a buildup of snow. A number of city streets, as well as the Main Street bridge, were temporarily closed. 

Hanlon's insurance company said it won't cover the repairs, and the city is waiting on a report from its engineers and insurance adjusters.

But Hanlon argues the city should step in and help, whether it's responsible for the damage or not.

Joan Hanlon

Joan Hanlon is hoping the City of Corner Brook will help save her home. (CBC)

"Well, if they could put up a retaining wall or something so we don't have to leave our home," said Hanlon.

"My dad built this house. I don't want to leave. My husband doesn't want to leave. It's terrible ... we don't know what to do. Christmas is coming ... where are we going to stay?"

Meanwhile, Corner Brook Mayor Charles Pender said if the city can't help, the next step would be for Hanlon to approach the province.

"If our insurance adjuster says there is no liability there on behalf of the city, the next thing we do is look at the province. And the province does have some assistance that they may be able to provide in these cases," Pender said. 

There's no word on when the city's assessment will be completed.

Hanlon said she's able to stay with a neighbour until the city determines liability in the case.