A massive sinkhole opened up in a residential neighborhood in Windermere, Florida that was 100 feet across and nearly 50 feet deep.
Luckily, no one was hurt in the freak accident, though the massive hole displaced a family of six, which had to be evacuated with aid of the fire department.
The cause of the sinkhole is unknown, but officials believe the dry weather conditions experienced in parts of the south could have contributed to the hole.
The hole ends a mere three feet from the family’s two-story house, WESH reported.
One of the homeowners discovered the pit in their backyard around 7am this morning when they let the dog out.
When the Orange County Fire Department arrived, they told the family to gather as many personal belongings as they could and evacuate.
The house was deemed unsafe to live in.
‘The ground was just falling into the hole, and the trees were gone,’ he said. ‘It was happening very rapidly, too.’
According to WESH, geological experts are currently evaluating the hole.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are the states most affected by sinkholes.
While they often occur from natural causes, sinkholes can be man-made and caused by human activity. Groundwater pumping and construction are the most likely culprits.
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may be Gootans are there , in the sinkhole 😀
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Sinkholes are usually but not always linked with karst landscapes. In such regions, there may be hundreds or even thousands of sinkholes in a small area so that the surface as seen from the air looks pock-marked, and there are no surface streams because all drainage occurs sub-surface.
Definitely a new attack by the mole people of middle earth.
What are you talking about?!?!?
Rush Limbaugh was reportedly suntanning in the backyard and that caused the massive cave in.
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I saw this sinkhole open and it was scarry as its not far from my house! I am a Sinkhole investor but this is a little close to home for comfort!!
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