Evacuation amid sinkhole in garden
Published 14/11/2013 | 19:16
Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened behind a garden.
The hole appears to be about 12ft wide and homes on both sides of the sinkhole have been evacuated as a precaution, Dunedin deputy fire chief Trip Barrs told Bay News 9.
Part of a patio has caved in and a boat is on the edge of the hole. The television station reported that a neighbouring pool appears to be cracking.
Homeowner Michael Dupre said the family heard a noise that sounded like a sledgehammer pounding on the wall on Thursday morning. He said he has been concerned about a sinkhole and that a sinkhole prevention company has been pouring grout into the home's foundation over the last two days.