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September 2nd, 2013
08:53 PM ET

Hunting for sinkholes helps Florida residents avoid disaster

There are tons of sinkholes in Florida. They've killed people, suck down homes and hotels. But you should be amazed to hear that despite the risk, there's no state requirement to test for sinkholes before building.

CNN's John Zarrella has more OutFront.


Filed under: Sinkholes
August 22nd, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Sinkhole swallows 25 acres in Louisiana

In a dramatic new video, a sinkhole swallows part of Louisiana.

It started last year, when a deep pit 400 feet wide opened up and started swallowing hundreds of trees.

On Wednesday, the hole started caving in again.

John Zarrella is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Environment • News • Sinkholes
August 14th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

Sinkholes swallowing buildings, cars, people

This week, guests and staff at an Orlando area resort were sent running for their lives after a sinkhole swallowed parts of a resort near Walt Disney World.

The sinkhole left a gaping hole in the earth - nearly 120 feet wide.

It's been happening across the country for years and could happen again at any moment.

How serious is the threat?

CNN's John Zarella is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Environment • News • Sinkholes
August 12th, 2013
10:14 PM ET

Portion of Florida resort falls into a sinkhole

A 100-foot sinkhole has opened up under the Summer Bay Resort. It's in a popular area, just a few miles away from Disney World.

It caused a three-story building to collapse and another to sink.

Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Martin Savidge reports for OutFront.


Filed under: News • Sinkholes
May 29th, 2013
08:35 PM ET

Sinkhole is ticking time bomb under New Mexico town

Underground cavities in the U.S. are  ticking time bombs that could suddenly turn into deadly sinkholes.

In March, a Florida man died after his bed was swallowed by a sinkhole that had opened up under his house. 
That was a naturally-occurring disaster.

Authorities: Sinkhole victim's body unreachable

But in New Mexico, a man-made cavern is threatening to swallow up a big chunk of one town - and its residents.

Ed Lavandera has an Out Front investigation.


Filed under: Environment • News • Sinkholes