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50-foot long sinkhole damages homes in New York mobile home park

Watertown sinkhole
© WWNY
A large sinkhole opened up in a Watertown mobile home community Monday afternoon during the heavy rain.

Around a half-dozen homes were damaged at Evergreen Park off LeRay Street.

Nearby Kelsey Creek overflowed, pushing water into the park, resulting in a sinkhole.

"This is the third time that this sink hole, the ground went in and this is the third time that this lady, she's had to go through this," said Beverly Dalton, who lives in the park.

It's estimated the hole is at least 50 feet long and has caused some of the homes to tilt and sink.


Comment: See also: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth


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Large sinkhole swallows 2 cars in Perth, Western Australia

A sinkhole has swallowed cars and caused major traffic delays in Perth

A sinkhole has swallowed cars and caused major traffic delays in Perth
A sinkhole has swallowed cars and caused major traffic delays in Perth.

A water main burst causing the gaping hole on Kingsley Drive in Kingsley at about 3am on Sunday.

The water was knee deep in some areas as the sinkhole swallowed two cars, 9 News reported.

One property was completely flooded and many others suffered water damage, authorities said.


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25-foot sinkhole open up in Bengaluru, India

sinhole
When residents of a private society in Bengaluru's Koramangala area stepped out for their morning walks today, they were greeted by a giant sinkhole.

Curious (and concerned) residents gathered around as they took photos of the sinkhole inside the society. Some did so from their balconies.

At least 25-foot-long and 10-foot-wide, the sinkhole appeared on a driveway used by residents and it was big enough to swallow a nearly 8-foot-high boundary wall and a transformer.

Images of a collapsed wall showed excavation work at an adjacent construction site of a private company, which many residents claimed could be the reason.


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Rolls-Royce falls into large sinkhole in Harbin, China

A Rolls-Royce Phantom fell into a massive sinkhole in northern China's Harbin on October 1

A Rolls-Royce Phantom fell into a massive sinkhole in northern China's Harbin on October 1
An unfortunate driver had his luxurious Rolls-Royce swallowed up by a sinkhole in northern China.

The driver claimed that an enormous pit appeared when he was about to start his car at a traffic junction on October 1.

The driver was reported to have no injuries and the car was pulled up by a crane later.

The driver told Pear Video that he was driving his Rolls-Royce Phantom on the road in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province.

'I was waiting for the green lights and the second I manoeuvred, the road surface started to collapse,' said the driver.

He also admitted that his Rolls-Royce Phantom cost about 5,000,000 yuan (£565,000).


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Two people have close encounters with a San Antonio,Texas sinkhole

truck in sinkhole
The San Antonio Water System says a water main break that resulted in a sinkhole on the city's Southeast side was most likely caused by all this rain.

"The adrenalin was like Jeanette you need to get out, you need to do whatever you can," said San Antonio resident Jeanette Berlanga.

Jeanette Berlanga says she runs with her boyfriend every morning at Lion's park. Friday, she says that run turned into a very scary one. She says while running she fell into the edge of a large hole.

"My full body went in and I didn't touch the ground, so I didn't know how deep that was," said Berlanga.

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Sinkhole swallows home in Apopka, Florida; 2nd hole appears on same road 2 days later

West Kelly Park Road sinkhole
© WFTV9
Just days after a sinkhole partially swallowed a home in Apopka, a second sinkhole has formed on the same road.

Orange County Fire Rescue was called Thursday to a home at 517 West Kelly Park Road in Apopka.

The 30 by 30-foot sinkhole is about 100 feet from the home, officials said.

A separate sinkhole formed Tuesday at 222 West Kelly Park Road, just a few homes away from Thursday's sinkhole.
West Kelly Park Road sinkhole
© News13/Arnie Girard

Comment: See also: Irma's storm water causes massive washout in Apopka, Florida


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Sinkhole opens in San Diego, gushes water onto Interstate 8

San Diego sinkhole
© 7NBC
A sinkhole opened up on a major highway in San Diego, sending water and mud into several lanes and shutting down the main east-west artery during lunchtime.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert for eastbound Interstate 8 in the Hotel Circle area of Mission Valley after a pipe burst. Several hours later, around 6 p.m., officials began to open up lanes.

While San Diego City water crews were working on repairing the break in the pipe, Caltrans crews were on the scene assessing the damage to the road. There was no information on how long the closure would last.


Comment: See also: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth


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Irma's storm water causes massive washout in Apopka, Florida

Washout in Apopka, FL
Storm water from Hurricane Irma has caused a massive washout situation in Apopka.

It happened behind Apopka Memorial Middle School, eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. It is located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court.

Residents are urged to stay away from the immediate area.


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Large sinkholes open in The Villages, Florida in wake of Hurricane Irma

Cane Garden sinkhole
© Villages-News
This sinkhole opened up on the Jacaranda Nine at Cane Garden Country Club.
Two large sinkholes opened up in The Villages in the wake of a brutal pounding from Hurricane Irma.

One of the sinkholes opened up off Markridge Loop by Hole #3 of the Jacaranda nine at Cane Garden Country Club.

A second sinkhole, estimated to be 30-feet wide and 12-feet deep opened up in the Villages of Santiago.
Village of Santiago sinkhole
© Villages-News
This sinkhole opened up in the Village of Santiago.

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Huge sinkhole opens up in Lady Lake, Florida

A massive sinkhole has opened up at American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake.

A massive sinkhole has opened up at American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake.
A massive sinkhole opened up late Saturday afternoon at American Legion Post #347 in Lady Lake.

The sinkhole was estimated to be 70 feet across and growing. It is located in a retention basin about 100 yards from the parking area at the American Legion and is visible from County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road.

Lady Lake police, Lake County sheriff's deputies and Lady Lake maintenance personnel were all on the scene Saturday night, monitoring the situation.

The sinkhole was located across from Recreation Plantation RV Park.

A sinkhole had swallowed part of a driveway this past Tuesday at a residence at Recreation Plantation. The sinkhole, located at Lot 229, was estimated to be 10 feet-by-10 feet-by 10 feet.