Guests at Clermont resort where sinkhole crumbled building compensated

Summer Bay Resort pay guests affected, allow some back into rooms for belongings

Published On: Aug 14 2013 11:52:05 AM EDT
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CLERMONT, Fla. -

More families are being allowed back into the Lake County resort where a sinkhole opened up and caused a three-story building to cave in.

[PHOTOS: Sinkhole swallowing resort | VIDEO: Building crumbles]

Managers at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont on Wednesday met with guests who were evacuated on Monday and were given compensation to cover some of the cost of their belongings.

Some of the guests will be allowed back into their rooms on Wednesday to pick up whatever they can.

Summer Bay Resort President Paul Caldwell said at a news conference on Tuesday that gas is back on and power has been restored to most units after the two-floor-deep and 100 feet across sinkhole opened up Sunday night at around 10:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, geologists say they're confident the sinkhole is not growing.

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