Flooding continues to be a concern for the people of Central Florida.
A sinkhole has formed on Salem Drive, along with one on a person’s lawn in Deltona.
Residents are confused about what’s going on, particularly because water keeps rising over the holes. Hidden Lake Estates has been closed since Friday morning.
The residents there say they can’t tell how large the holes are because water keeps rising over them.
They told us it was a sinkhole.” Her yard has been getting bigger each day, and the Deltona Department of Public Works called it a sinkhole.
When Channel 9 asked, a city representative first said it was unknown what it was because it was on private property.
After Barbour called the city, a city staff member came to see it and put cones up several days later. We won’t be able to repair the water pipe until the water lowers, according to the city representative.
A city official later said a busted pipe couldn’t be fixed until the water level fell. However, the Barbour family has more than flooding to worry about. Next door to Barbour lives her mother-in-law Marilyn Barbour. A portion of Salem Road has been closed in front of her house.
The city has identified this oddity as a “depression.” City leaders repaired the anomaly with what they termed a “cold patch.”
In addition to worrying about the water level, the Barbours are worried that if it does not go down soon, they will face a much more serious problem. It appears as if water is flowing through the road,” Marilyn Barbour said.
They fear that if the water doesn’t go down soon, they will have a much bigger problem. “They were just here and said the drains are flowing,” Barbour said. “I said, ‘yes, the water is flowing into my living room,’ which is my outdoor living space.”
They are not currently referring to either hole as a “sinkhole.”
To find out more about sinkholes in Deltona, Volusia County, check the Volusia County maps page.