Friday, May 4, 2012

Florida house is nearly engulfed by 100ft wide sinkhole

A massive sinkhole opened up in a residential neighbourhood in Windermere, Florida today 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-storey house, WESH reported.

One of the homeowners discovered the pit in their backyard around 7am this morning when they let the dog out. Read More