This home in Upper Sandusky,OH unfortunately experienced a frozen/broken pipe while the home owners were away on vacation. Needless to say, they came home to quite the mess.
This is why it is always a good idea to be pro-active when you know you will not be present for an extended period of time at your home. It's never a bad idea to turn off your main water valve when going on vacation.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.