THE VILLAGES, Fla. – A sinkhole opened Saturday morning under a house in the Village of Liberty Park, forcing a 77-year-old woman from her home, The Villages Public Safety Department said.
The hole, estimated at 30 feet deep, was found around 11:30 a.m. at a home in the 1300 block of Abercrombie Way. A portion of the hole can be seen next to the house, where some landscaping was once planted.
The house is surrounded by yellow tape, and a sign outside says, "Danger. Warning."
A drought followed by days of heavy rain has made conditions ripe for sinkholes, several of which have opened in Central Florida.
A sinkhole swallowed a car over the weekend in Ocala. A second hole opened near a Goodwill in Marion County.
A couple of large sinkholes were discovered Friday morning at the Glenview Championship Golf Course in The Villages.
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