A sinkhole that opened up July 14, 2017 in the Pasco County’s Land O’ Lakes community near Tampa, western Florida continues to grow, authorities said Sunday, August 6. Pasco County authorities said over the weekend that 4 additional homes were being condemned. Another one was added to the list on Monday, August 7, bringing the total to seven homes that are now unlivable.  As reported last month, the sinkhole was first reported 07:21 EDT (11:21 UTC) on July 14 as a

depression. It started out as the size of a small pool under a boat on the property of one of the destroyed homes in the Ocean Pines Drive. Over the next 15 minutes, the hole swallowed the boat and was starting to move toward one of the houses. Shortly after, the house located at 21835 Ocean Pines Drive went into the sinkhole. By 08:23 EDT, it reached the roadway, partially swallowing another home and forcing authorities to evacuate 11 nearby homes. READ MORE