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New Sinkhole in Fort Lauderdale, FL Road

Water Main Breaks Causes Sinkhole to Form Just over two weeks ago, a large sinkhole opened up in a road near Davie Boulevard and Southwest 24th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This sinkhole was the result of a 6-inch water main break at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday, February 27th. Once the water main broke, […]

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Possible Sinkhole in Winter Garden, FL

Sinkhole Symptoms in Winter Garden Home Just over one week ago, a family living in west Orange County, FL noticed shifting in the floor of their home and decided to call 911. They then had to be evacuated from their home after firefighters inspected the damage and found the floor in the house sagging to […]

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Massive Sinkhole that Swallowed a Man Reopens in Seffner, FL

Massive Seffner, FL Sinkhole Reopens Following a period of heavy rain in Seffner, Florida, a gigantic 17 by 24 foot sinkhole reopened. Luckily, homes in the area were excavated and the property was fenced off. A woman, walking her dog, heard a loud bang and called 911. Tragically, it was the same sinkhole that swallowed […]

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Sinkhole Swallows Truck in Citrus County, Florida

Citrus County, FL Sinkhole Eats Truck Sinkholes are a common occurrence in Florida due to limestone-rich bedrock. Groundwater dissolves calcium carbonate, weakening the ground and washing out structures built on top of it. Just recently in Citrus County, Florida, a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a truck. Apparently, the sinkhole was created by well drilling […]

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Six Homes Evacuated in Port Richey, Florida Because of Possible Sinkholes

Port Richey, FL Evacuation Due to Sinkhole Three large holes opened up in the backyard of a Port Richey home, forcing a homeowner to evacuate. Thankfully the sinkhole caused no injuries, but experts say that this type of occurrence is not rare. Authorities suspect the sinkhole may have developed after repairs were recently made to […]

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Horse Rescued from Oxford, FL Sinkhole in December 2014

Oxford, FL Sinkhole Traps Horse On December of 2014 in Oxford, FL, a 30 year old horse that was in a pasture when a sinkhole opened up trapping the horse for three hours. The owner and some of her neighbors tried to rescue the horse but their efforts failed. After calling 911, the fire department […]

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Sinkhole Swallows Car in Holiday, Florida

Dangerous Holiday, FL Sinkhole In November 2013, a sinkhole opened up in a driveway in Holiday, Florida. The 63-year-old woman that lived there saw that the tires of her car were sinking into the cement. A few minutes later, her entire car was swallowed by a 10 foot by 10-foot hole in the ground. Several […]

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A Sinkhole Blocks Homes in Clermont, FL

Clermont Sinkhole Blocks Homes A sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in Clermont, FL collapsing the road and leaving residents in 15 homes stuck in their subdivision. The sinkhole was in the middle of the road so the 15 homes in the cul de sac behind the sinkhole were unable to come in or leave […]

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Sinkhole Damages Buildings at Popular Resort in Clermont, FL

Sinkhole Damage at Resort A 60-foot wide sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, FL collapsed one three-story building forcing 35 people to be evacuated. Luckily, the guests called for help before the collapse after hearing loud noises and windows cracking. A quick-thinking guard who witnessed a window blowing out evacuated everyone and saved lives […]

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Massive Sinkhole Threatens Tampa Neighborhood

Expanding Sinkhole in Spring Hill, FL A slowly expanding sinkhole in the Tampa area is threatening homes in one neighborhood in Spring Hill, Florida. At least one of the homes has been evacuated due to the 40-foot wide sinkhole and the rest of the neighborhood residents are concerned it will spread to their adjoining properties. […]

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