Sinkhole confirmed in Port Richey, holes stabilized

by Michael Mosher on June 28, 2015

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Port Richey, Florida — Renee Phillips is packing up and leaving her home on Friday night. Reason? Two possible sinkholes. One in the backyard. One in the front.

Her elderly mother is dragging her suitcase out, too, her vacation visit to see her daughter becoming frightening.

Pasco County Fire Rescue officials say the ground under the house two doors down on Neva Lane in the Gulf Highlands subdivision may be the culprit.

“For the last few couple of days, crews were already working on filling a confirmed sinkhole on the property two doors down when a depression opened up under a foundation wall,” said Fire Rescue Personnel Chief Andrew Fossa.

A Fire Rescue truck arrived at 4:55 p.m. and confirmed the holes, at least one of them is 10 to 20 feet across and 15 feet deep.

Residents in the neighborhood are now nervous. Bob Cox enjoys sitting on his porch watching the world go by, he doesn’t enjoy this.

“This is scary. I don’t want it coming this way. My son was the first to see it. He told me about it,” said Cox.

His son equally concerned.

“We don’t want to have to evacuate. My dad is 92 years old. He doesn’t want to leave his house,” said Bob Cox Jr.

Nerves will remain frayed as residents keep an eye on red lines spray painted around the holes. If the lines disappear, the holes growing.

“We’ve contacted the original company that was filling the holes at the first house and asked them to come out here tomorrow and start to slow fill the new ones that just opened up,” said Fossa.

Eight homes have been evacuated in the area.

A Fire Rescue truck arrived at 4:55 p.m. and confirmed the holes, at least one of them is 10 to 20 feet across and 15 feet deep.

 

 

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