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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dozens of sinkholes plague Hernando County in Debby's wake, Florida

Parts of the Suncoast Parkway are still shut down because of flooding due to Tropical Storm Debby, but what's underneath the water is also a source of concern for Hernando County residents.

Road depressions and sinkholes, which are already a problem in Hernando County, are an even bigger issue since Debby dumped several inches of rain last week.

Nearly 200 sinkholes have showed up throughout Hernando County. Officials said they have received 56 sinkhole reports, many of which have multiple sinkholes at one location.
Headley Wilks is among those residents who now have to deal with sinkholes on their personal property.
"I was surprised," he said. "All I can say is there's nothing you can do about it."

Within days, Wilks said he had two sinkholes appear near his home, including one in his backyard that appears to be about 12 feet wide and more than 15 feet deep.

Wilks also lives near one of the sinkholes that opened on Mariner Road. As a result, he has to endure detour traffic until it is repaired. Read More