Sinkhole swallows Florida home
Updated On: Nov 14 2013 09:10:52 AM EST
A sinkhole opened Thursday morning in Dunedin, swallowing a home and forcing the evacuation of others.
The sinkhole, estimated to be at least 35 feet in diameter and 30 feet deep, opened near a home on Robmar Road in Dunedin.
Video shows a portion of the home crumbling into the hole. A patio also caved in and a boat was on the edge of the hole.
Homeowner Michael Dupre said the family heard a noise early Thursday that sounded like a sledgehammer pounding on a wall. He says he's been concerned about a sinkhole opening and had a sinkhole prevention company pouring grout into the home's foundation over the past two days.
Several nearby homes have been evacuated and a neighboring pool appears to be cracking.
Dunedin fire officials and other crews were called to the home to assess the situation.
Hundreds of sinkholes form every year in Florida.
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