Van nosedives into Winter Springs hole opened by Hurricane Irma. Vehicle left teetering from sinkhole’s edge

September 18, 2017

A man driving a van during Hurricane Irma Sunday night took a nosedive into a sinkhole that opened up at a Winter Springs apartment complex. Residents at Astor Park said Monday that they’ve noticed damage and debris across the apartment complex, but the gaping sinkhole in the middle of the parking lot is by far the most […]

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First Irma, now a sinkhole in The Villages

September 14, 2017
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – People in a Villages neighborhood thought that after Hurricane Irma passed, they’d dodged the bullet. Instead, they woke up the next morning to a huge sinkhole under their homes. John Susko’s neighbor started ringing the doorbell around nine in the morning, after the storm. “He came in, ringing frantically the […]

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Sinkhole wrecks Falmouth family’s home

September 13, 2017
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FALMOUTH — A Falmouth woman is still processing what transpired in the wee morning hours Sept. 3 but says she’s thankful that no one was injured when her house began to collapse into a sinkhole. “I just keep thinking, ‘it’s things not people, no one was hurt; these are things, they can be replaced,’” said […]

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Volusia County family escapes crumbling home, officials say

September 7, 2017
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County Fire Rescue and county officials said foundation failure, and not a sinkhole, is to blame for issues at a home near Deltona. The family reported what they thought was a sinkhole at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday at 100 Wild Horse Run in the unincorporated area of Volusia County. Four adults and […]

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Florida Matters: The Sinkhole State

September 5, 2017
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Imagine leaving for work in the morning and finding out a few hours later that your home and every possession within it has been swallowed by the earth. Sinkholes in Florida make that a real possibility. This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about sinkholes and what homeowners can do to protect themselves and their […]

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Geologists Descend on Florida Neighborhood to Study Massive Sinkhole

August 14, 2017

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 upon Lake Padgett Estates to learn as much as they can about what happened. A word […]

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Florida retiree jokes about living just doors away from gaping sinkhole

August 11, 2017

Ralph Terry, a 73-year-old retiree who lives in a sleepy Florida neighborhood, seems particularly sanguine about living just a few doors down from a gaping, literal, void in the ground. “I don’t see no cracks in my blocks in my house,” he said, peering out the front door of his house at the massive hole […]

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Recovery crew discovers cash in Land O’Lakes sinkhole

August 9, 2017

    LAND O’LAKES — As contractors floated on a barge early Tuesday morning, ripping apart cinder blocks and roof trusses from one of the homes in Lake Padgett Estates consumed by a huge sinkhole, they crushed a refrigerator with a backhoe. Out tumbled something unlike anything they’d seen since they began their cleanup work […]

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Official: Harrison sinkhole ‘biggest I’ve seen’

August 3, 2017

  After more than a week of work, damage from a sinkhole that opened in the front yard of a Harrison property soon will be fixed. A roughly 5-feet-in-diameter , 12- to 15-feet-deep sinkhole formed July 21 at 1433 Carlisle St. “It’s the biggest I’ve seen in my 25 years,” said Randy Martinka, Harrison superintendent […]

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Massive Sinkhole Latest Reminder That Beijing Is Still Sinking Into the Ground

July 27, 2017

A massive sinkhole that opened up on the west side of the North Third Ring Road in Beijing this morning caused headaches for commuters and drivers, but it may signal something far more sinister. The sinkhole opened up at the northwest corner of a Lianxiangqiao auxiliary road, located just west of Dazhongsi Station on Line 13. Explaining that […]

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