Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sinkholes!!!






The photos in this post belong to our good friend, Tim Jacques, who also lives in Stone Creek.

We have received heavy rains over the past few days as a result of Tropical Storm Debby churning away in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest word is that the storm will come ashore somewhere near Cedar Key tomorrow, head east across Florida and go out into the Atlantic. What happens then is anyone's guess!

Meanwhile, because there is so much limestone underneath the soil in central Florida, sinkholes often develop when heavy rains filter down around the porous limestone to wash away the soil. In some places, sinkholes have sunk entire houses.

In Stone Creek, we've had several sinkholes develop. With more rain on the way, we're keeping our fingers crossed!

The photos tell the story. And thank you, Tim! For more photos from Tim, check out his blog here.

12 comments:

Tim said...

Thank you Lowell...definitely a scary situation, not knowing where the next "hole" will appear.

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy that's scary!!!

Small City Scenes said...

OOooo sink holes---weird. I guess the last photo tells the whole story. I hope nothing else awful happens. MB

Tricia Hays said...

Goodness gracious! We need rain, so send it up here to us & Texas... ya'll can dry out a while =)
They've put a ban on all fireworks this year up here cuz of the dry conditions... we need rain

Halcyon said...

Wow! I have never seen them so big. I guess that's part of the danger of living Oma former swamp. But I certainly hope no one is hurt.

Cezar and Léia said...

Difficult situation there, I hope everything if fine now!Please take care okay!
Léia

Amber said...

Wow! Even on the streets?! Looks like a bunch of dimples on the earth.

Linda said...

Yikes. Take care of yourself, Lowell.

Linda said...

Wanted to add that Tim's photos are great.

BlueShell said...

That is terrible. Yes...I heard in the news about Debbie...and I hope You are Okay, as well as your friend. Those photos need no words...they say it all!
I'm forward to hear about you and your family- I'm worried, Lowell...

Hugs
God Bless you all.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very scary! Much scarier than my original thought that you have mighty big gophers in Stone Creek.

stardust said...

Which would be more scary, sinkholes or earthquakes? I can’t compare, but a house on a developing sinkhole is like living right on the fault line. Take enough care.