- Oscala Fire Rescue evacuated eight town homes Wednesday night
- The evacuation occurred after at least eight sinkholes formed near the homes
- A video posted by the department shows a hole filling with water
- Residents have no idea when they will be allowed to return to their homes
A residential area in Florida had to be taped off after at least eight sinkholes opened on Wednesday and Thursday, officials said.
Residents in Oscala, Florida, had to be evacuated from their homes after holes opened up on a hillside near a retention pond.
Oscala Fire Rescue evacuated eight town homes in the Wynchase Townhomes complex on Wednesday night, officials said.
One video posted by the fire department shows a sinkhole close to the pond opening up and filling with water.
Eight town homes in Oscala, Florida, were evacuated Wednesday evening after at least eight sinkholes formed near the homes. More sinkholes formed on Thursday
Engineers have surveyed the area and have yet to determine if the holes are actually sinkholes
Engineers have since surveyed the area with ground-penetrating radar but have not yet determined if they are sinkholes, Click Orlando reported.
The residents who were evacuated still have no idea when they will be allowed back into their homes.
Richard Morang told the news site that he has heard strange noises in his town home but has yet to be evacuated.
The residents who were evacuated have no idea when they will be allowed back in their homes
Someone is monitoring the area to make sure there isn’t any other ground movement
‘Kind of like a popping noise that we heard before,’ he said. ‘We heard noised before, but they told us everything was OK, so I went back inside, and now, we see cracks in the bathroom.’
The holes have reportedly disrupted a fiber optic line that carries cable television to certain complexes.
A monitor is watching the site currently to keep an eye out for any more movement in the ground.