Officials Worry About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole

July 20, 2017

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — 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 … but still dangerous conditions exist out here,” said Kevin Guthrie, […]

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15-foot sinkhole opens in Suwannee County

June 21, 2017

  SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — A 15-foot long has has flared back up over the weekend. County officials have blocked off 182nd Street for safety measures and say it’s the third time the sinkhole has reopened. Each time, it has been refilled with cement. According to residents, like Mary Bogun, it’s another day and another […]

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Elderly couple faces stiff fines if sinkhole isn’t fixed

May 3, 2017
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Home uninhabitable following 2011 collapse TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – A Florida husband and wife will celebrate their 70th anniversary in September. But, it is the 6-year anniversary of a sinkhole in June that’s casting a dark shadow on their future. It was June 2011, when Virginia, 88, and Nathaniel, 96, Crawford were forced to evacuate […]

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Rideau sinkhole caused by Ottawa’s sandy soil, not pipe break: City report

April 20, 2017
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The city has released its report on the cause of the June 8 Rideau Street sinkhole, which blames the incident on sandy soil conditions rather than a faulty watermain. “It is highly likely that the root cause of the sinkhole was instability of the saturated sandy soil,” reads the report, compiled by engineering consultants McMillen […]

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Cookie doesn’t crumble after falling into Florida sinkhole

April 18, 2017
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 10-year-old pug named Cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north Florida. Crews from multiple agencies worked five hours to lift her to safety Tuesday night near Gainesville. The Gainesville Sun reports Cookie followed owner Patricia Langston to her barn on Tuesday […]

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Sioux City officials work to fix ongoing sinkhole problem

April 13, 2017
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Some Sioux City residents are getting anxious about a rash of sinkholes, typically caused by broken water mains or storm sewers that cause the surface to collapse. The Sioux City Journal reports that residents worry the sinkholes could cause motor accidents or impact their property. City utilities director Mark Simms […]

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Santee agrees to pay for homeowners’ sinkhole repairs

April 11, 2017
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The city of Santee has agreed to pay up to $500,000 to repair corrugated metal pipes that have broken and created large sinkholes at several homes on the city’s west side. The 6- to 8-feet-deep sinkholes formed in the front and back yards of at least four homes on East Hartland Circle and Ryder Court […]

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No sinkhole fix in sight, homeowners cautioned

April 4, 2017
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It’s been over two years since Ross and Erin Storey and their three children Joffre, Callum and Brynn were forced by the District of Sechelt to leave their home, due to a sinkhole that opened near their front door on North Gale Avenue. In that time nothing has been done to fix the sinkhole, which […]

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The ‘Devil’s Sinkhole’ in Texas Offers Spectacular Bat Watching

March 30, 2017
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Deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll find several natural wonders. One of these unique attractions is the Devil’s Sinkhole State Park in Rocksprings. The park centers around a giant hole in the ground, which is home to 3-5 million Mexican free-tailed bats during the summer. The Devil’s Sinkhole is the largest single-chamber cavern in […]

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Sinkhole opens up on Baileyton residents’ front yard

March 28, 2017
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Sinkholes are common in the Tennessee Valley. Geologists say new ones appear often, which is why insurance agents encourage homeowners to get covered. A couple in Baileyton was shocked when a sinkhole about four feet wide and over six feet deep opened up in his yard last week.  “It was almost level at first, and […]

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