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Shocking video shows home slipping into massive sinkhole that opened under a Florida neighborhood

Shocking video shows the moment a home slips into a 40-foot-wide sinkhole that opened under a Florida neighborhood

  • Tallahassee police said the home slipped into the sinkhole Tuesday evening    
  • Video of horrifying incident showed large chunks of house falling into sinkhole
  • Authorities said no one was injured in incident and the homes were evacuated

A terrifying video shows the moment large chunks of a Florida home slipped into a sinkhole that opened underneath a neighborhood. 

Officers from the Tallahassee Police Department said they responded to a call about the 40-foot-wide sinkhole around 6.47pm Tuesday evening. 

The sinkhole had opened up in the 5100 block of Capital Circle Southwest in a mobile home park.  

A terrifying video shows the moment large chunks of a Florida home (pictured) slipped into a sinkhole that opened underneath a neighborhood

Officers from the Tallahassee Police Department said they responded to a call about the 40-foot-wide sinkhole around 6.47pm Tuesday evening. The sinkhole had opened up in the 5100 block of Capital Circle Southwest in a mobile home park

Officers from the Tallahassee Police Department said they responded to a call about the 40-foot-wide sinkhole around 6.47pm Tuesday evening. The sinkhole had opened up in the 5100 block of Capital Circle Southwest in a mobile home park

Authorities have warned residents to stay away from the area because the sinkhole, which is affecting two homes at the moment, could grow bigger. 

‘Please avoid sight seeing at this location. It’s not safe as the sinkhole is still active,’ the department warned on social media. 

‘Several families are hurting as they are losing their home & everything inside. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers. Avoid this area & stay safe!’

Park resident, Lynn Girman, was at her home when the incident occurred. 

‘It started off with a shifting of the ground, then trees started falling into a crevice maybe 40 feet deep,’ Girman told WCTV.

Police said no one was injured in the incident and the two homes involved have been evacuated. 

Police said no one was injured in the incident (pictured) and the two homes involved have been evacuated

Police said no one was injured in the incident (pictured) and the two homes involved have been evacuated

This image shows the area before the sinkhole formed under the two mobile homes

This image shows the area before the sinkhole formed under the two mobile homes 

Matt Hennessy, who operates the mobile home park, told the station that the sinkhole has been evaluated by an engineering firm and he is working with a contractor to fill the hole. 

Demco Environmental Company has their equipment near the sinkhole and is ready to fill it in, once the situation is stable.

Geologists have also been at the scene to evaluate the sinkhole. 

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