Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home

Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home

A Florida home has been partially swallowed up by a massive sinkhole.

Fire crews responded around 8 a.m. Tuesday shortly after the house, at 222 West Kelly Park Road in Apopka, began sinking, Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy said.

Residents tell our NBC affiliate WESH that the hole started with just a small crack in the home's back well Monday night.

The family was evacuated from the home and were not injured, Kennedy said.

The Millers will stay with their daughter next door while they figure out their next step. Miller said the house only lost power for about a day during Irma, which caused widespread flooding and wind damage across the state.

The family then watched a 25-by15-foot sinkhole appear under their home.

Apopka is in central Florida, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Orlando.

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