Sinkhole Swallows Condo Community

August 20, 2013
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Luxury resort condominiums crumbled into a massive sinkhole a few miles from Disney World, displacing dozens of guests at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., some of whom had only a few minutes to escape the cracking building. The building that fell into the sinkhole is one of several at the private community, which is governed by a homeowner’s association. 

The HOA president was upset but grateful that there were no injuries because the building had been quickly evacuated by a security guard for the community and local firefighters. The building houses 24 units and was sheared nearly in half. The HOA president said the displaced guests were relocated to other buildings in the community. An adjacent building was also evacuated. Sinkhole experts were evaluating whether the sinkhole would continue to spread. The American Red Cross provided assistance at the scene.


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