Florida sinkhole swallows two homes, threatens others

Florida sinkhole swallows two homes, threatens others

Florida sinkhole swallows two homes, threatens others

Ten homes were evacuated because of the "active sinkhole" in Land O'Lakes, Florida, which officials said was "by no means stable".

This is a breaking news story.

Watch: Floods or droughts: Which causes sinkholes? Firefighters said they got a 911 call just after 7 a.m. and the hole grew within minutes after that.

Sinkholes are a regular occurrence in Central Florida due to the nature of the state's geology.

The sinkhole is located at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O' Lakes.

The firefighters went to the home but no one was there, the residents had already left to go to work.

It's South Korea's turn to face Trump's wrath on 'horrible' trade
The move to revamp the 5-year-old deal doubles down on Trump's promise to get tough on trade and lower the US trade deficit. The new Moon Jae-in administration is seeking to create a new trade negotiations office to be headed by a trade minister.

But there was concern that the hole could expand to the lake near the homes, he said.

"It was frightening", Guthrie said.

Power has been cut in the area as a safety precaution.

Reports said the families who lived in the destroyed homes were not there at the time, but officials did rescue two dogs from one of the houses.

There is a 200 foot perimeter around the hole. Nearby roads are closed and homes are being evacuated. According to the listing on Zillow, the property was a "repaired sinkhole" home.

He also warned residents of the surrounding area to ensure they have their most valuable items on hand should the evacuation need to be expanded.

Related news