60 ft. wide sinkhole swallows front yard

8:22 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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Windermere, FL (WKMG/CNN) - It started with one yard, a giant sinkhole nearly 60 feet wide swallowed up the front lawn.

Now engineers are worried the same thing could happen to dozens of nearby homes in Windermere, Florida.

There's a ground water system connecting two bodies of water that may be to blame for the sinkhole. The homeowner noticed it Monday morning, and his insurance company sent out a geo-technical engineer to investigate.

The findings will determine whether or not the damage is covered, a fix that could cost up to $30,000.

Neighbors say they're scrambling to add sinkhole protection to their policies.


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