Florida sinkhole News

Home in Orange County, Florida Partially Swallowed by Sinkhole

A Florida home has been partially swallowed up by a massive sinkhole. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy says crews responded Tuesday morning, shortly after the Apopka house began sinking. She says the sinkhole measured about 20 feet across …

Geologists Descend on Florida Neighborhood to Study Massive Sinkhole

Geologists are studying a massive Florida sinkhole that destroyed two homes and rendered five others uninhabitable. Experts might ever know exactly what caused Pasco County’s largest sinkhole in decades, but a team of University of South Florida researchers have descended …

Sinkhole in Florida Neighborhood Continues Growing, 2 More Homes Condemned

Officials in Florida said Saturday a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing. Pasco County officials during a news conference that a large chunk of the hole’s edge has collapsed. Two more homes in Land O’Lakes, a Tampa …

Additional Homes at Risk as Florida Sinkhole Widens

Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday –and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. “I’m apprehensive, …

Cleanup Begins for Florida Neighborhood Hit by Sinkhole

Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do …

Sinkhole Swallows 2 Houses in Florida

A sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes had stopped growing as officials said Saturday they would monitor it over the weekend before determining when cleanup can begin. The hole stayed stagnant since Friday afternoon, said Kevin Guthrie, …

4-Foot Sinkhole Opens Outside Trump’s Florida Resort

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reports that the 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s …

Florida to Require 2-Day Public Notification of Pollution Spills

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is poised to sign a bill that will require the public to receive notification of pollution spills within two days of discovery. The Florida Legislature passed a bill (SB 532) Wednesday that requires polluters to notify …

Company Behind Giant Florida Sinkhole Hopes it Will be Plugged by Spring

A massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant should be plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida’s main drinking water aquifer, the company said Friday. In an email to The Associated Press, Mosaic spokeswoman Callie …

Clean-Up Deal Reached for Florida Sinkhole that Contaminated Water

Florida officials have reached a deal with the company responsible for a large sinkhole that resulted in millions of gallons of contaminated water pouring into a drinking water aquifer. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the consent order to …