DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened behind a backyard in Dunedin.

Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Trip Barrs told Bay News 9 (http://bit.ly/17s9SnH ) the hole appears to be about 12-feet wide and that homes on both sides of the sinkhole have been evacuated as a precaution. Part of a patio has caved in and a boat is on the edge of the hole. The television station reports a neighboring pool appears to be cracking.

Homeowner Michael Dupre said the family heard a noise that sounded like a sledgehammer pounding on the wall Thursday morning. He says he’s been concerned about a sinkhole and that a sinkhole prevention company has been pouring grout into the home’s foundation over the past two days.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

A Florida Gator Leaves School Early For NFL DraftHis size, strength and quickness have NFL scouts projecting him to be an early round pick.
It's a Date | November 2017It's a Date is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!

Listen Live