Florida sinkhole forces condemnation of 7th home
A large sinkhole in the Lake Padgett Estates community in Land O' Lakes, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Luis Santana Tampa Bay Times via AP,)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, August 7, 2017 1:57PM EDT
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. -- Florida officials have condemned a seventh home due to a massive sinkhole.
Authorities in Pasco County, a suburban area north of Tampa, said in a news release Monday that the additional home was being condemned. This follows two on Sunday and two on Friday, and two other homes destroyed when the sinkhole opened.
The sinkhole opened July 14. It now stretches about 79 metres at its widest point.
Contractors have been working to clean debris from the sinkhole. Work temporarily halted on Friday after large chunks of its edge crumbled inward.