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Florida Sinkhole [VIDEO]: Massive Sinkhole In ‘The Villages’ Neighborhood Reopens And Frightens Residents. What Can This Mean For Future Sinkholes In Florida?

Travelers Today       By    Althea Serad

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 10:09 AM EDT

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Florida sinkhole video shows a huge sinkhole opening between two houses. As the Florida sinkhole video shows, its massive size might be a threat to the neighborhood and it is causing distress and alarm amongst the residents.

Florida sinkhole video illustrates a sinkhole opening up  between two homes in a Florida residential community 'The Villages' this weekend. The Florida sinkhole is more than 25 feet across and 50 feet deep. As the Florida sinkhole video proves, the giant chasm opened after heavy rainfall in the area put stress on the soil, which caused the ground to collapse into a massive hole.

This Florida sinkhole video and news is not new as it came just a few weeks after a previous sinkhole was filled in on the same property. After crews have finished completely filling and securing the first hole on Friday night, they had to come back Saturday night to treat an adjacent, and more massive, sinkhole.

Although the Florida sinkhole video showed a large are of land sinking between two houses, fortunately no one was injured. Reports say that both families from the homes were out of the house when fractions of their yard and driveway sank together with the soil of the hole.

To fill up this Florida sinkhole however, crews had to work round the clock Saturday and Sunday morning fill in the large and dangerous hole as soon as they can.

What can this mean for the future of sinkholes in Florida? This much larger hole shown in the Florida sinkhole video has very big potential to spread and open an even larger hole the next time it occurs. It may include the entire block, neighbourhood, and threaten even other parts of Florida. County officials also warned that if sinkholes continue to be a difficulty in 'The Villages' neighborhood, residents could possibly be asked to evacuate their homes as a safety precaution.

The large sinkhole as shown in the Florida sinkhole video is an alarmingly widespread problem in Florida, which is only second behind Minnesota in most sinkholes in the United States. There are three Tampa Bay counties which are already recognized as "sinkhole alley". They are Hernando, Pasco, and Hillborough and they have been identified as sinkhole allies because two-thirds of Florida's sinkhole damage comes from these areas.

The new sinkhole shown in the Florida sinkhole video is currently being filled with 115 truckloads of grout. Sand hole crews told the local news that they will be laying dirt, grass, and landscaping starting today Monday, to fill in the gap.

One of the houses involved in the Florida sinkhole video have already been secured with steel pinnings directly to the limestone, which will keep it in place if another hole opens. Geologist Drew Glasbrenner said, "The house isn't going to go anywhere, as long as the hole doesn't move much past where it is right now. You can never know for sure but the repair should slow it down and eventually stop it from expanding."

What causes these holes to appear as shown in the Florida sinkhole video? Florida's peninsula is made of porous carbonate limestone rocks. These rocks are known to help move water underground. As the years go by, these rocks apparently tend to dissolve and acids created by the oxygen molecules in water create gaps underneath the limestone roof. When the surface pressure becomes too much for the limestone roof to carry, the roof collapses and the dissolved limestone hole will become exposed.

The worst damage a sinkhole can do happened just last February. Far worse from the Florida sinkhole video this weekend, last February, a Florida resident named Jeffrey Bush was sucked into a sinkhole which opened underneath his bedroom. His body was unfortunately never found despite exhaustive search.

Florida sinkhole video this weekend showed less damage as compared to the Florida sinkhole in February where a man died. Company officials said they will continue to work to repair further damage to the homes.

To watch the Florida sinkhole reports this weekend, see videos below.

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