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Sinkhole swallows 2 homes, boat in Pasco County — Photos

16 Julio 2017
Sinkhole swallows 2 homes, boat in Pasco County — Photos

It has reached into the roadway.

Power has also been shut off to about 100 homes as a precaution. Firefighters arrived in time to rescue two dogs in the home.

"A third home is possible to be lost", Guthrie said.

Officials evacuated residents from eight nearby homes in the Land O'Lakes area after a hole the size of a small swimming pool opened in the ground. It's unknown at this time what caused the sinkhole to form. Within an hour, the house had partially collapsed.

A massive sinkhole that on Friday destroyed one home and nearly swallowed another had stopped expanding by Saturday morning.

"For citizens, our hearts break for you", he said. There was no property damaged and both were filled. The hole is currently about 200 feet wide and 50 feet deep.

Drone footage showed a boat bobbing in the water-filled pit. A typical sinkhole would have begun to drain by now, he said, but debris has prevented that.

Heavy rains and flat terrains help make sinkholes in our state. No major changes or updates are expected throughout the day. Evacuations were voluntary, but residents were urged to leave. I know it's going to be very hard for you to sleep tonight.

The sinkhole did not cause any injuries, Guthrie said. In 2016, the home-owners spent $30,000 to reinforce the house's foundation with 33 steel pins. As of 10:03 a.m. officials considered the sinkhole still active. Second home is a approximately 60% loss. And in many cases, the cost of a detailed survey is beyond the typical homeowner's budget. Attempts to reach the owners for comment were unsuccessful Friday. They are aggravated by rainfall and human activity.

Pasco Conty Sheriff Chris Nocco agreed, saying, "We can't give clear answers because this is Mother Nature".

The homes impacted are located at 21825 and 21835 on Oceans Pines Drive.

First responders helped residents, including an elderly woman, get their most important belongings and medications while the ground was collapsing under their homes.

Looking closer, he saw that its front wall was missing, and that the front yard had sunken in. Terence Doohen replied, "Clothes can be replaced, buddy". A fence will be erected around the affected houses and roads will be closed, he said. DST was formally introduced in the United States in 1918.

Kendra Denzik lives directly behind both sunken homes.

Reported sinkholes since 1954.we have LOTS of sinkhole ponds here in Florida.

"We're waiting on it to stop".