The Latest: Official: Sinkhole had been stabilized in 2014

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. — The Latest on a sinkhole that swallowed a home in Florida (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

A skill appraiser says a belligerent where a sinkhole has swallowed a Florida home was stabilized in 2014.

A prior sinkhole during a same Land O’Lakes home and an adjacent skill was identified in 2012. Pasco County Property Appraiser Gary Joiner pronounced stabilization, with a routine called grouting, was finished in 2014.

Joiner says dozens of pipes were driven adult to 60 feet (18 meters) down into belligerent underneath a properties, afterwards pumped full of petrify to stabilise a soil.

The home was sole in Jul 2015.

County officials contend a hole that non-stop underneath a home Friday morning fast grew to over 200 feet (60 meters) far-reaching and 50 feet (15 meters) deep. No injuries were reported, though a vessel also was swallowed by a sinkhole.


12:20 p.m.

A Florida home has been swallowed adult by a belligerent in an area where a prior sinkhole had happened.

Officials in Pasco County contend a hole was a distance of a tiny swimming pool when crews arrived Friday morning, though it fast grew to over 200 feet (60 meters) far-reaching and 50 feet (15 meters) deep. By 9:30 a.m., a home had depressed into a sinkhole.

Kevin Guthrie of a county’s puncture government bureau told reporters a residents weren’t home though firefighters discovered their dogs and private some of their belongings.

He says it was “frightening” to watch a home disappear into a hole.

Property annals note a sinkhole reliable in 2012 as “stabilized.” The home was sole in 2015.


11:40 a.m.

A sinkhole that started out a distance of a tiny swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in Florida and exceedingly shop-worn another.

Pasco County Fire Chief Shawn Whited pronounced during a news discussion that crews were called to a home north of Tampa about 7:30 a.m. Friday after someone beheld a basin had shaped underneath a vessel parked outward a house. Within minutes, he says, “the hole non-stop up.”

Whited says a residents had left for work, though firefighters discovered dual dogs and retrieved some of a home’s belongings. By 8:30 a.m., partial of a residence collapsed. An hour later, a sinkhole had swallowed many of a home and a apportionment of a one subsequent door.

County building officials have deemed about 10 homes vulnerable and contend some-more might be affected.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Duke Energy has cut energy to about 100 homes in a neighborhood.

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