Sinkhole Swallows Two Homes in Land O’ Lakes

Two homes built on swamp land were swallowed up by a sinkhole in Pasco County today, July 14th, 2017.

This incident pretty much ruined their Friday, but nobody was injured.

If you build your home on swamp land, you’re gonna have a bad time…

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ABC Action News reports the details:

  • The sinkhole started as a depression that opened up behind a home at 21825 Ocean Pines Drive
  • First call came in at 7:21 a.m.
  • Fire Rescue crews arrived on scene at 7:36 a.m.
  • Two homes are destroyed: 21835 Ocean Pines Drive and 21825 Ocean Pines Drive
  • No injuries reported
  • State geologist has verified it is an ACTIVE sinkhole, still growing
  • Perimeter set at 200-300 feet
  • 11 homes voluntarily evacuated from the area
  • Pasco Fire Rescue removed two dogs from one home
  • 100 homes are without power
  • Citizens who need help can reach out to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Pasco County Human Services at 727-847-2411

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