Second massive sinkhole in Florida in two weeks
(May 12) A large sink hole near 11958 SW 5 Ave.in the Jonesville area in Alachua County, Florida, has forced people in the immediate area to evacuate. The sinkhole — about 80 feet long and 40 feet wide and growing — was discovered about 8 a.m. Saturday, though the initial cave-in likely happened late Friday night. A 24-foot-long storage shed was on the verge of toppling into it, and the ground showed signs of giving way close to the swimming pool. (Source)
On May 3, a family was forced out of their home after a 100-foot diameter sinkhole opened up in their backyard off Indian Deer Road in Windermere area in Orlando. A second home was evacuated overnight near the scene of the massive sinkhole, which made national news. Since then, tourists from as far away as Texas and Michigan have been taking a break from Disney World to take photographs. (Source)
Sinkholes are a common feature of Florida’s landscape, though not the size of the two monsters that appeared this month. Is this the beginning of an outbreak just like in China? This trend will continue and cities will be at high risk because of what will happen to the mix-masters and other breakups of roadways as the process disrupts not only traffic, but that of buried pipelines, electrical, oil, water, etc. At the most risk are the nuclear power plants and the disruption of the cooling water ponds and towers.