Sinkhole growing opens in Florida neighborhood, Land O’ Lakes, surrounding homes evacuated

Sinkhole growing opens in Florida neighborhood, Land O' Lakes, surrounding homes evacuated

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – A sinkhole has formed and continues to grow in a neighborhood in Land O’ Lakes on Friday morning. Surrounding homes are currently being evacuated as a safety precaution.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says the sinkhole, first reported as a depression, started out as the size of a small pool and a boat on the property was falling into the hole at approximately 7:56 a.m.

As of 8:23 a.m., the sinkhole has expanded and has reached the roadway. A secondary structure is now impacted as the hole continues to grow. At least two homes have been evacuated.

The sinkhole is located at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O’ Lakes.

Pasco Emergency Management, Pasco Fire Rescue, Duke Energy, Pasco Building Inspector and Pasco County PIO are all responding to the scene.

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