Florida sinkhole News

Geologists Study Growing Florida 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 …

More Homes Could Be Condemned Due to Growing Florida Sinkhole

Ralph Terry, a 73-year-old retiree who lives in a sleepy neighborhood in Florida’s suburbs, seems particularly sanguine about living just a few doors down from a gaping, literal, void in the earth. “I don’t see no cracks in my blocks …

Florida Sinkhole Gets Bigger, 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 …

Florida Renters Can Recover Sinkhole Items, Despite Biohazard Risk

Weeks after a sinkhole swallowed two Florida homes, the displaced renters may be able to recover their lost property – if they are willing to sift through the mess left behind, a local official said Thursday. Debris from the sinkhole …

Some Determined to Stay Even as Florida Sinkhole Grows Wider

The 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. …

Officials Concerned About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole

Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn’t grown in several days, officials said that the debris-strewn site is still considered dangerous and that residents of five homes remained evacuated Tuesday due to the dangers. “The sinkhole is not growing anymore … …

Adjusters Evaluating Florida Sinkhole Damage, 5 Homes Still Evacuated

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 …

Florida Sinkhole Swallows Car

Six Tampa Bay, Fla., families were evacuated after a car fell into a hole that developed in a driveway. Pasco County officials say the hole that developed Monday in Holiday was 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep. County spokesman …

Plugged Florida Sinkhole Opens Again

A sinkhole that was plugged over the weekend between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community appears to be opening again. Gina Lambert of the Villages Public Safety Department said Wednesday that the sinkhole expanded overnight by another 6 …

Apparent Sinkhole Drains Small Lake in Florida

An apparent sinkhole has apparently swallowed a small lake in an Ocala, Fla., neighborhood. Woodland Villages Association property manager Wes Herren told the Ocala Star-Banner that something appeared wrong with the lake on Tuesday afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., Herren says …