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50-foot sinkhole forces people from their homes

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 A 50-foot deep sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in the Villages, Florida this past weekend. Homeowners had to evacuate Saturday while work crews scrambled to fill the hole with a mixture of sand and cement.

The soil for two homes on either side of the sinkhole simply gave way.

It took about 40 truck loads of the cement mixture to fill in the hole and an estimated 115 truckloads of grout. Monday, landscaping crews work to finish the area so homeowners can return.

Some warning signs that a sinkhole may be forming include doors that don't close properly, sagging formations, sudden ponding of rainwater, and structural cracks in walls and floors.

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