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Second Sinkhole in Florida 2013

Updated on March 6, 2013

According to Chicago Tribune a backhoe chipped away Monday at the remains of a home where a sinkhole occurred and swallowed an innocent man.

Florida has thousands of sinkholes erupt every year. Most of them are small and they affect very few homes and rarely cause any deaths. The sinkhole that happened in Tampa’s suburb of Seffner was completely different.

Rescue crews are working to remove the remains of the home to have a better picture of the hole and determine what the next step for the property is. As of today, there is no word if the hole will be filled or whether the land can be built again. However, experts are saying since it claimed Jeff Bush, 37 lives that the body is likely expected to remain below in the hold, which makes rebuilding less likely.

On Monday, March 4, 2013 another sinkhole appeared less than two miles away from the first one. According to the reports the sinkhole is only 10 feet across and happened under a fence that separates two homes in Hillsborough County.

Depending on where the sinkhole happens, Florida has handled every sinkhole different. It would be impossible to handle them all in the same way because some ruin homes and take lives. While on the other hand, others happen in spots that do not affect homes and put people in any danger at that moment in time.


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      aroe1117 5 years ago

      the next step is to get in touch with the authorities and to find out what they can do to stop this from happening on a continuous basis!! From what I have read,, the ground is filled with limestone and other soil..and the rain water mixed with that makes the ground extremely soft!! It seems like this is becoming a major issue in and around Tampa, FL.