Ocala, Florida – At least eight potential sinkholes opened on April 25 and 26, 2018 at the Wynchase Townhomes complex on Southwest 42nd Place in Ocala, Florida.
The holes opened on a hillside that leads to a retention pond. This prompted the rescue crew to evacuate the residents from eight townhomes on Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, the city’s engineer said he saw at least eight holes. According to the officials, some of the holes are 15 to 25 feet wide. Engineers used a ground-penetrating radar to assess the area and see if the holes threaten the structural integrity of the homes.
Officials are trying to figure out if these holes are actually sinkholes or the result of an irrigation issue. They are also monitoring the ground for any movement. They are likewise looking for ways to fix the holes.
Homeowners who were evacuated said they were able to return to their homes to get some essential items but it might take some time before they could stay in the area again.