Sinkhole forces Florida neighborhood to evacuate, destroys 2 homes

Sinkhole forces Florida neighborhood to evacuate, destroys 2 homes

Sinkhole forces Florida neighborhood to evacuate, destroys 2 homes

The following video, provided by WFTS, shows a home destroyed by the sinkhole.

The hole opened up within minutes and was the size of a small swimming pool when crews arrived.

But there was concern that the hole could expand to the lake near the homes, he said. No one was home at the time and Pasco County Fire Rescue authorities did enter the home to retrieve two dogs and some belongings.

Authorities went door-to-door to evacuate a further 11 homes as the sinkhole, which is filled with water, continued to grow reports WFLA. The people who live at that home were evacuated before it collapsed.

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As of 8:23 a.m., the sinkhole expanded and reached the roadway. Whited said after the home collapsed into the sinkhole, the only thing they could see was the home's roof.

Duke Energy is working to get the power cut in the area.

Guthrie, the assistant county administrator for public safety, said that the sinkhole opened up where a previous sinkhole had been stabilized in the past.

The Red Cross will be assisting the evacuated residents. The home last sold in 2015, according to records.

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