People have been closely following the news of the recent Florida sinkholes, but now there is news that a Pennsylvania sinkhole led a home to be evacuated. Huffington Post shared the details on March 11 about the scary incident that took Doris Jenkins out of her home.
The incident happened Sunday morning in Bethlehem Township. Doris Jenkins took her dog out for a walk and discovered the hole, which sent everybody scrambling. Luckily everybody in the family was unharmed, but the Pennsylvania sinkhole grew quickly and the Jenkins family was evacuated. The hole grew to be about 40 feet wide, and the home itself now has damage to the roof and foundation. In addition, there are fumes coming up from the hole, so the family needs to stay clear of their home for the time-being.
Neighors are feeling anxious as well, as police have warned them they made need to evacuate too. It seems that crews had been working on a sewer line issue in that neighborhood, but it's not certain if that is tied to the Pennsylvania sinkhole suddenly developing. Two smaller ones have popped up near the original hole by the Jenkins home. While this incident luckily didn't take any lives, many are finding the sinkhole news quite unsettling.