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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, …

Sinkhole 2 Lanes Wide Opens on Miami Turnpike

A sinkhole two lanes wide has opened up on the southbound side of Florida’s Turnpike near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade. According to the Miami Herald the sinkhole has brought traffic to a standstill on the Turnpike, closing lanes and …

Passengers Barely Escape as Florida Sinkhole Opens Under Car

A woman and her 4-year-old grandson got a big scare when their SUV was partially swallowed by a 10-foot-by-10-foot sinkhole near the drive-thru of a South Florida McDonald’s. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles tells local news outlets that …

Florida Couple Charged After Receiving Sinkhole Settlement, Selling Home

Hernando County, Florida deputies say a Brooksville couple faces mortgage fraud charges after selling their home and failing to notify the buyers about sinkhole activity. The Tampa Tribune reports that Rickey and Frances Shew received a $240,000 settlement from Florida …

Increase in Sinkholes Leaves West Virginia City Struggling

Officials in Huntington, W. Va., are scrambling to deal with an increase in sinkholes across the city. Heavy rainfall and aging infrastructure have contributed to the increase, and the city lacks resources to do more than deal with sinkholes as …