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Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World
CNN ^ | August 12, 2013 | AnneClaire Stapleton

Posted on 08/12/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in central Florida late Sunday, forcing guests out of their rooms as one three-story building collapsed and another slowly sank.

Guests at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World, called for help before the collapse, saying they heard loud noises and windows cracking. All guests inside the buildings -- an estimated 35 people, authorities said -- were evacuated before the first structure crumbled.

A roughly 15-foot-deep crater swallowed much of one building, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. Aerial video from CNN affiliate WFTV showed one end of the building -- which had held two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas -- still standing, but the rest reduced to a pile of debris.

The evacuation started after 10:30 p.m., when a guest told a security guard about a "window blowing out," said resort president Paul Caldwell....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: disney; disneyworld; florida; sinkhole

1 posted on 08/12/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate when that happens....hate Florida too.


2 posted on 08/12/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Breitbart is here.)
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3 posted on 08/12/2013 5:44:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 08/12/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s swampland, isn’t it?


5 posted on 08/12/2013 5:46:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“near” Disney World. Miles away from Disney World.


6 posted on 08/12/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like that security guard was on the ball - kudos for evacuating instead of telling everybody to shut up and go to bed.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: Mountain Mary

Florida was just not meant to be populated by humans. We should have left it to the alligators and insects. Nothing but one giant festering swamp that will someday rejoin the Atlantic Ocean.


8 posted on 08/12/2013 5:52:21 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Jane Long

Nope. The problem is called Karst Topography. Search for it on the net.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 5:53:17 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Mountain Mary
hate Florida too.

How charming.

10 posted on 08/12/2013 5:54:12 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Potlatch - Sleep at the Swamp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgyMvmvotqk

[Anyone who’s slept outside in a remote swamp/jungle area should know what it means.]


11 posted on 08/12/2013 5:55:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Places like Florida provide a valuable service. If people didn’t live there, the Rocky Mountains would be even more crowded.


12 posted on 08/12/2013 5:57:32 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SamAdams76

I’ll remember your comments while enjoying my garden fresh vegetables, bananas, oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, strawberries, & blueberries after each round of golf and swim in the pool this winter.


13 posted on 08/12/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: SamAdams76

I agree. Sink holes, swamps, alligators, coral snakes, mosquitos, canals along the side of roads that swallow cars.....


14 posted on 08/12/2013 6:01:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: NautiNurse

OK, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be busy hiking in the woods with my snowshoes. Then after I’m done, I’ll go to the Whole Foods and get some of your Florida produce which I will consume while sitting in front of a crackling fireplace!


15 posted on 08/12/2013 6:01:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is someone going around Florida throwing stone tablets with scripture on it?


16 posted on 08/12/2013 6:08:28 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would it be wrong to hope for a sink hole to eat the rainbow colored and simply fabulous disney world?


17 posted on 08/12/2013 6:08:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wow....black holes in space, sink holes in Florida, and ###holes in Marthas Vinyard


18 posted on 08/12/2013 6:09:40 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TaMoDee

Karst topography occurs in a number of areas of the country. Just 30 miles west of where I live (western Wisconsin) is a part of southeastern Minnesota that is karst country. You can see sinkholes all over the area. But none are huge. Many have trees growing out of them. Lots of caves as well.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 6:13:58 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

The area of Missouri south and west of Rolla is another area of Karst Topo. All you need is limestone and flowing ground water. (simplified example)


20 posted on 08/12/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT by TaMoDee (ll)
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To: SMGFan
“near” Disney World. Miles away from Disney World

Yes, 5 air miles, about 7 driving miles from Disney's Wild Kingdom Animal Park. Miles away.

21 posted on 08/12/2013 6:38:15 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: bigbob
and ###holes in Marthas Vinyard

Be careful of that big one there in the $800.00 canvas sneakers, it might "inhale" you.

22 posted on 08/12/2013 6:38:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: bigbob

Well played, Sir!


23 posted on 08/12/2013 6:45:57 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can this happen in Washington? I will pray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 08/12/2013 6:56:56 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Had they fracked the area, they might have saved the bldgs by reinforcing the substructure with hydrodynamic pressure.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 7:02:38 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"No Name City, No Name City
The Lord don't like it here
No Name City, No Name City
Your reckoning day is near
No Name City, No Name City
Here's what He's gonna do
Gobble up this town and swaller it down
And goodbye to you"

- Paint Your Wagon, 1969

26 posted on 08/12/2013 7:12:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: bigbob

LOL!!!


27 posted on 08/12/2013 7:23:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Me too. I was saying the whole place should sink. (:


28 posted on 08/12/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri
I was saying the whole place should sink.

I'll say an extra prayer that your home is destroyed soon too. Idiot.

29 posted on 08/12/2013 7:29:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I have had that fantasy.


30 posted on 08/12/2013 7:30:28 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Jane Long

Clermont’s within a few miles of the highest part of peninsular Florida... Our mountain range so to speak - - ‘Sugarloaf’ mountain is 300 feet above sea level and it’s near Clermont....


31 posted on 08/12/2013 7:33:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: BipolarBob

Would you get a refund if this was your timeshare?
Or would the maintenance fee skyrocket!!


32 posted on 08/12/2013 7:34:46 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Dallas59

Would you get a refund if this was your timeshare was in this building?
Or would the maintenance fee skyrocket!!


33 posted on 08/12/2013 7:35:29 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: driftless2

Down near Gainesville, Florida there is the Devil’s Millhopper. It is, I think 120 or so feet deep and has streams of water going down the sides and an itty bitty rain forest in the bottom of it.


34 posted on 08/12/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: GOPJ

That is in the middle of the Great Flatte Mountains of the Central Florida Cordillera.


35 posted on 08/12/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: NautiNurse

Oh, I was joking. Relax.


36 posted on 08/12/2013 7:43:03 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

you left out pythons which are a huge problem in the everglades now.


37 posted on 08/12/2013 8:11:15 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: bigbob

LOL... that was funny


38 posted on 08/12/2013 8:52:49 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: NautiNurse

I have been SO impressed with the peaches and plums and oranges this year. All that rain last fall and spring has really made a difference. Not only are they huge (which usually huge means bland), but they are SO tasty!

Bought half dozen mangoes peaches, plums, batch of strawberries and blueberries and had to go back the next day. Never had my family attack fruit like that, but once one kid heard the other moaning over it, they had to have one and on and on, LOL.

And the veggies too! The cucumbers are huge so flavorful! Squash and Zuchini.

The farmers market is my favorite place nowadays. Oh and don’t get me started on the MELONS!

Now, I had a garden in Georgia and there was nothing like it, I promise, but I also couldn’t some of the things I can get down here.


39 posted on 08/12/2013 8:57:50 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SamAdams76

The same is true for New Orleans and everything south of Lake Pontchatrain. The Gulf WILL reclaim it. Everything below the continental shelf WILL erode.


40 posted on 08/12/2013 9:15:03 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Would it be wrong to hope for a sink hole to eat the rainbow colored and simply fabulous disney world?

Ahh, yes, Summer Bay Resort, party condo land for Gay Day 'participants' who are banned from the Walt Disney properties...

Glad no one was injured.

41 posted on 08/12/2013 10:17:13 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: autumnraine

Agree, the fruits and veggies this year have been extra sweet, with jumbo blueberries. Banana production is in high gear in the back yard. Very pleased to say we planted a Florida peach tree last year, and the first crop was delightful this Spring.


42 posted on 08/13/2013 2:49:25 AM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Don’t forget 9 months of boating per year and year round fishing. Plus Busch Gardens 30 min.s and Orlando 90 min.s away. I have 2 pairs of pants and about 40 shorts, polos and golf shirts. It’s real nice reading about freezing weather when I’m in shorts with the windows open. But yeah, sinkholes and a corrupt state bureaucracy suck.


43 posted on 08/13/2013 3:17:54 AM PDT by Justa
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To: arthurus

:-)


44 posted on 08/13/2013 4:08:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: kingu

Yes, I am happy that no one was injured... it would be nice for things of a Biblical nature to be seen as a warning to those that would mock GOD. I do not want anyone hurt but that is not going to stop what GOD’s plans are and HIS word as written.

I had no idea that Disney banned anything dealing with homosexuals... except maybe public sex?


45 posted on 08/13/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: familyop

nice


46 posted on 08/13/2013 4:15:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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