A second sinkhole has appeared just miles from the one that opened up beneath a home last week in the Tampa area Reuters.com reported March 4. The one last week swallowed a man from his bed, and he has not been seen since it happened. The latest sinkhole does not appear to pose an immediate danger at this time, according to police.
Hillsborough County spokesman Willie Puz stated that the latest sinkhole opened up between two homes under a fence that was separating the two properties. It is about 12 feet round, 3 feet deep around the edge and about 5 feet deep in the center. Puz mentioned that this sinkhole appears not to be related to the one that opened up last Thursday under the home of Jeff Bush. Puz also stated that the two sinkholes are not geologically connected.
The new sinkhole was discovered on Monday about 4:00 p.m. according to WFLA.com. It is located less than two miles from the first sinkhole that left Bush dead last week. Code enforcement teams and fire rescue were at the scene at the 1200 block of Cedar Tree Lane to decide if it was safe for families to remain in their homes. Luckily, at this time, there doesn't appear to be any structural damage to their homes.
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