November 14th, 2013
09:48 AM ET

Sinkhole in Florida Swallows Part of a House

A sinkhole swallowed part of a house in Florida on Thursday, the county sheriff's office said.

Deputies responded to the scene in Dunedin to find the hole behind the house had also swallowed a tree and a small boat.

Homeowner Mike Dupre spoke with "New Day's" Chris Cuomo about the incident  Thursday.

Dupre said he was already working with his insurance to get the house and ground fixed when the sinkhole opened up.

"We just got out of the house as fast as possible," he said.  "My boat sunk into that crater. It's a nightmare."

Hundreds of sinkholes form every year in Florida. In August, one gobbled up a condo building in the town of Clermont.

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  1. EdL

    We have solutions for global warming and climate control, and know how to eliminate obesity, (Bloomberg's banning of 32oz sugary soda containers,) it is about time we find the solution to these damn sinkholes.

    November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am | Reply

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