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MASSIVE Sinkhole Appears In Woman’s Backyard In Florida

A massive sinkhole appeared in a woman’s backyard in Florida.

The hole in Weeki Wachee, Florida, started small but quickly increased in size.

Cadie Nowaczyk, who recently moved to the area, was extremely “alarmed” that something like this could happen in her backyard.

Nowaczyk told the press, “Ya, it is Florida, and you don’t expect to see it, and it is kind of alarming,”

Take a look:



A massive hole has opened in Hernando County. The hole is on a plot of land near Mississippi Kite Ave. and Marvelwood Road in Weeki Wachee.

Cadie Nowaczyk, who moved to Weeki Wachee from Clearwater, called it “alarming” that something like this could happen in her backyard.

“Ya, it is Florida and you don’t expect to see it and it is kind of alarming,” Nowaczyk told News Channel 8. “But you have hope that when such rainfall happens we learn better practices and not create possible disasters like this.”

This week, many areas of Florida experienced heavy rain, leading to Governor DeSantis declaring a state of emergency for multiple Florida counties.

Watch what New Nation reported:

Per The Hernando Sun:

On the week of June 14, a large sinkhole opened up on the lot on the southwest corner of Marvelwood Road and Mississippi Kite Avenue. The hole was about fifty feet deep and 40 feet wide. The sinkhole’s sides appear to be sand, so the hole could continue to expand. Often, sinkholes will have limestone sides since the void could be a hole in the limestone formation that collapses.

The sinkhole opened up on a construction site that was having the foundation boards set up and undermined some of the boards toward the south. On an adjacent lot, there is a recently occupied house located near the sinkhole as well.

A neighbor who preferred to remain anonymous told the Hernando Sun that the sinkhole started as a well being drilled earlier in the week and kept expanding. We were able to confirm this information. Well drilling can trigger a collapse especially if they blow air down the hole to carry out silt and cuttings, but even just the drilling can cause a collapse.

The property with the sinkhole is owned by Vitale Homes and they were planning to build a Verona Model home, which is a four-bedroom, three-bath, three-car garage house on the lot, which has a listing price of around $450,000. We contacted Vitale Homes for comment and so far have not received a response.


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