Sinkhole causes evacuation of condos near Disney World
Hole estimated at 30 feet wide, 20 feet deep
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A sinkhole opened Friday at a gated condo complex near Walt Disney World, prompting the evacuation of 16 units and more than 30 residents at Bahama Bay II, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said.
It formed outside one of the buildings near the lake.
The hole, estimated at 30 feet wide and 20 feet deep, opened at 9121 Calypso Court in Kissimmee.
Deputies said officials determined that the structure is not safe and ordered the evacuations.
"I woke up early this morning and had one of the neighbors knock on the door, telling us that we had a sinkhole in the backyard. When I looked out the sliding door it was actually about a good ten feet wide, five feet deep," said Danny, who only wanted to give his first name.
He said he was able to grab some personal belonging before he had to leave, now he's not sure where he's going to stay.
"We're waiting to see what they're going to do about giving us an open unit. If not, we'll probably have to go to a hotel. I don't know if they're going to be paying or what's going to happen," he said.
News 6 reached out to the manager of the complex, and she said their main concern right now is trying to get residents into other units. As for when repairs will be made, that's still unclear.
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