Pinellas County investigating possible sinkhole

Image courtesy Google MapsWFLA 8 – by Galina Tishchenko

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – Structural engineers were on scene at a Palm Harbor home Tuesday morning after a woman was trapped in her bedroom because of a possible sinkhole, according to Pinellas County Fire Rescue report.

Fire officials told us 89-year-old Elsie Hall called 911 after she heard her house crack. She stayed in the bedroom awaiting rescue teams.

When they arrived to 114 Harbor Drive, firefighter saw multiple cracks of the house. Pinellas County Code Enforcement Department representatives were contacted.

District Chief Dan Zinge in Palm Harbor said it appeared the floor separated from the concrete and it caused an explosive sound that Hall heard.

Several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported. Elise Hall was asked to stay away from her house until the investigation is over.


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