Couple evacuated from mobile home after sinkhole opens

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple was evacuated from their mobile home after a large sinkhole opened up at an intersection just in front of their house.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the hole — estimated to be 25 feet (7meters) wide and 15 feet (4 meters) deep — opened early Tuesday at the large Rolling Greens subdivision.

Linda McCormick lives in a home in the same neighborhood and says she had noticed a dip in the road for weeks.

Heavy rains in the area Monday may have hastened the hole’s expansion.

Meanwhile, across town, repairs had just begun on another sinkhole that opened up outside a restaurant in June and almost swallowed a car coming out of the drive-thru.

That hole, about 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep, is being filled with concrete and cement.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

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