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Sinkhole swallows 2 homes, continues to grow in Land O' Lakes neighborhood

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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 10:42 AM
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Live Helicopter camera feed active sink hole near Tampa Fl

Wow!!!!

Incredible LIVE video!!!!

www.abcactionnews.com...

50 foot deep 250 feet across and growing
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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

21835 Ocean Pines Dr.. go to street view to get a better idea how big of a hole.

Looking at it on google maps. Surounded my small lakes. Wonder if insurance covers this, being apparent of underground water sources.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

The sky isn't falling, the damn ground is...

What ever it is, I hate it!




posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Heavy rains and poor public works are my guess.

But if there were no heavy rains then my bet is on the latter.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Isnt florida entirely pourous lime stone? I believe thats at least partially to blame here. Over time I suspect much more of this.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Isnt florida entirely pourous lime stone? I believe thats at least partially to blame here. Over time I suspect much more of this.

Dunno about "entirely," but for sure certain areas have that sort of geology.
Around here, we don't have any limestone, and sinkholes are invariably caused by leaky sewers washing away the dirt above them.
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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Link to plenty of videos


www.abcactionnews.com...




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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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That's a shame i feel for the homeowners there!
i don't know the laws surrounding buying a house in the US but surely
there is some kind of land survey done to assess the likelihood of something
like this happening especially in a zone prone to it?
not quite the same but here in the UK you need a survey if the property
sit's over unstable ground like old landfill or mining (natural sinkholes are very rare here)
i enjoy visiting FL but im not sure i would want to live there!



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Isnt florida entirely pourous lime stone? I believe thats at least partially to blame here. Over time I suspect much more of this.


Not all of Florida but a large amount yes. Florida is full of underground water aquafers and rivers. When water levels rise and fall underground these leave voids which allow the soil and sediment to collapse into the void eventually over time causing a sink hole..

I would imagine the neighbors are in danger and they most likely will not be returning to their home, even after the ground becomes stable. I hope they have sink hole insurance, but judging by the mention of prior sink holes I would guess not.


Good explanation here..



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Sinkholes are excluded on pretty much all homeowner/dwelling policies so these families will likely be looking at total losses. I feel for them...



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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They don't call it land o lakes for nothing

Talk about instant lake view property...



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

A few years back a sinkhole near Disney World opened up underneath some dudes house

They never found him!

Scary stuff!

ETA/

A link with video of the single bedroom sinkhole

www.abcactionnews.com... re-condemned
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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Sinkholes are excluded on pretty much all homeowner/dwelling policies so these families will likely be looking at total losses. I feel for them...


While they are excluded on most homeowners polices they are optional coverages on homes in Florida and everyone who insures in the state must sign saying they are waiving the right to purchase sinkhole coverage. All home owners have the option to purchase the coverage.




posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Yuppers, gotta stay away from those rooted mangrove trees. Something about the way they boar through the soil over time create the vacuum and then one day, poof.

I live in Tampa, so not too far, and there's a famous case from a couple years back I think:

A loud crash, then nothing: Sinkhole swallows Florida man


The ground just swallowed him up.

A Florida man fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly Thursday night beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, the brother said Friday.

"I ran toward my brother's bedroom because I heard my brother scream," Jeremy Bush told CNN's "AC360."

"Everything was gone. My brother's bed, my brother's dresser, my brother's TV. My brother was gone."


What's crazy is that I can't find a youtube vid for the scene in American Psycho when Bateman says, "Sometimes the Earth just opens up and swallows you."

It seemed fitting anyway.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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screw with mother earth and she will retaliate



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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Best video yet here

abcnews.go.com...

Amazing!



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: iWontGiveUP
Best video yet here

abcnews.go.com...

Amazing!


OMFG...i am so TRIGGERED...is that water?

(am i using the word triggered correctly?)
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posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: veracity

What is it that ain't exactly water, and ain't exactly earth?

Crazy huh?



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

its not really mud, is it air-earth?



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