Massive sinkhole swallows two Florida homes, forces evacuations

Homes evacuated after depression forms in Land O'Lakes neighborhood

Homes evacuated after depression forms in Land O'Lakes neighborhood

A sinkhole forced a neighborhood to evacuate Friday, as it opened underneath a home.

At first, just one home appeared to be at risk, but as the the ground continued to sink as a second home also began to subside and collapse.

Firefighters arrived at the residence to discover a hole about the size of a swimming pool. At around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, the sinkhole was estimated to be 200 feet in diameter and is very deep.

A sinkhole swallowed two homes and a boat Friday morning in Pasco County, Florida.

Rescue crews went into the destroyed house and saved two dogs, officials said.

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Sinkhole swallows home in Florida. Authorities are asking residents in the area to prepare their most important documents in case they're asked to evacuate.

Pasco County spokesman Doug Tobin says emergency management officials are heading to the scene.

At this time, about 100 homes are without power.

"The sinkhole is still active", it said on Facebook.

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