On July 14, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call about a boat falling into a sinkhole in a neighborhood in Land O’Lakes, Florida.
When firefighters got there, the hole had grown to the size of a swimming pool and was still expanding. It eventually got so large that eleven homes in the neighborhood were initially evacuated. Two houses were destroyed in the process.
In the span of a day, the sinkhole reached over 200 feet across and 50 feet deep.
The residents of the first home had already left for work when it began to collapse, but their two dogs were still inside. Fortunately, firefighters were able to rescue them.
The family living in the second home had been out of the house early that morning. When they came back, the neighborhood was starting to fall into the sinkhole. They were able to get their six dogs out and grab important documents before it fell.
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