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Family Home in Florida being swallowed by a large sinkhole

 

 

by Amanda Ober
WESH News

A large sinkhole is quickly swallowing a Florida home.
 
The hole opened up under a house in the Errol Estates subdivision west of Apopka.

The home is located along Errol Parkway.

Officials said it's between 15 and 25 feet deep and consumed several rooms.

The Coronado family, an extended family of ten, is homeless because of the sinkhole.

Rodrigo Coronado discovered the floor in the master bath, bedroom, and kitchen had caved in about 20 feet deep, toppling cabinets and appliances and cracking the walls.

He quickly got his family out and they salvaged what belongings they could safely get to after the house was declared unsafe.

No injuries were reported.

"He didn't know if it was a tornado or bomb. He was just concerned about getting his family out," Coronado said through an interpreter.

The Apopka building inspector said the hole is growing.

Officials are working to track down the owner of the house who will be responsible for getting sinkhole experts out here to assess the situation.

Until then, the immediate neighbors have been left notes warning them about the danger.

"Oh my gosh. Would our insurance cover it if something happened to us?" neighbor Tabitha
Zuccarello said.

The Coronado family is being assisted by the Red Cross to find temporary housing and a safe place to store their belongings.

As for the hole, at last check it was 30 feet in diameter and growing.

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