Isaac already causing sinkhole troubles (PHOTO)

Published: August 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm ET


Title: Flooded Acreage road gives way
Source: Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach
Author: Rachel Leigh
Date: Aug 28, 2012 1:56 PM EDT

Source: FOX 29

Out in the Acreage, most of their roads are flooded and more than a foot of rain fell on the area. One road couldn’t handle all the water though as it gave way Monday evening.


Part of the dirt road near Coconut Boulevard is now one big sinkhole.


“This is going to be twice the size in 24 hours. This is growing as we sit here. This is getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”


An area where almost every side street is underwater. “It’s kind of phenomenon,” Meece said. “It’s nothing I’ve ever seen happen before. That’s the first time in the 31 years I’ve lived here.”


Title: Lake Mary resident: Tropical Storm Isaac made sinkhole grow
Source: WKMG Orlando
Author: Evan Lambert
Date: Aug 27, 2012

An open sinkhole underneath a Lake Mary home is growing and now the homeowners tell Local 6 their insurance company doesn’t want to help them fix the problem.

Rains from the feeder bands of Tropical Storm Isaac soaked Seminole County Monday and Debbie Coffman says the sinkhole’s grown. The outer edge has pushed out toward her neighbor’s house and new chunks have fallen into the ground.


Published: August 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm ET


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7 comments to Isaac already causing sinkhole troubles (PHOTO)

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Don't confuse this with the Bayou Corne sinkhole in LA. This one is, I believe in Florida.

  • Coincidence Theorist

    Strange how things are beginning to fall into the ground…
    I'm so used to things falling ON TO the ground rather than IN TO it!

  • dosdos dosdos

    The Acerage, Florida, and this is a typical water funnel type sinkhole, where water (ground water, broken water main, rain, etc) works a path into a cavern, then starts taking the surface structure with it. There are usually about a dozen of these active at any given time in the US.

  • Lee Binder

    has our planet become porous? Too much digging in the past?

  • richard richard

    there's no such thing as gravity, the world just sucks.

    'look out, the ground is falling!'

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Softening of the soil..surrounding the sinkhole caused by flooding.
    Who would have thought?