Huge zinkgat in Florida swallows two houses and a boat on
A huge zinkgat in Land O’ Lakes in the U.s. state of Florida has Friday two houses and a boat being swallowed. The authorities fear that the hole continues to grow. Surrounding homes are in danger.
People in the vicinity have been evacuated and about one hundred households were without power, reports AP. The hole is approximately 75 metres wide and 15 metres deep.
What started as a hole the size of a small swimming pool soon grew into a hole where first a boat and then two houses in disappeared.
According to a local brandweerchef there was no one at home when the disastrous moment took place. “The fire department received a report of a ‘depression’ under a boat in the backyard of a house. Within a few minutes, opened a hole and dropped the boat in it,” he says.
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13:19 – July 14, 2017
Firefighters managed to get two dogs out of the home and some belongings to pick up before the first house began to fall.
The authorities fear that the gap will grow because of the rainy season. “We are asking all of us to wonder what’s going to happen now. We have this under control, this is Mother Nature,” says the local sheriff, who says that rescue teams are ready for more residents to evacuate, should the need arise.