Sinkhole Swallows Two Florida Homes

Posted by on Saturday, July 15, 2017
Intersection of U.S. Route 41 and State Road 54
A massive sinkhole in the Land O' Lakes neighborhood, north of Tampa Bay, Florida swallowed two homes and is now inching toward several other homes.

Residents have been evacuated from eleven other homes in the neighborhood.

Land O' Lakes has been growing very rapidly in the past 10 to 20 years. 

Firefighters rescued two dogs and tried to retrieve belongings from one home.

Another sinkhole developed in the same area back in 2012.

There have been no reported injuries.

Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone or other carbonate rock, salt beds, or in other soluble rocks, such as gypsum, that can be dissolved naturally by circulating ground water. Sinkholes also occur in sandstone and quartzite terrains.

The Team

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