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Today my Blue report is sad.You may have seen this story on the news.
This past week, a tragedy happened about thirty miles from my home--in Seffner, Florida when a sinkhole opened up inside the Blue house pictured. A thirty-six-year-old man was in his bed when the ground below swallowed him along with his bed and the entire room!
When his brother, in the next room, heard a loud noise, he hurried to help; however, only a corner of the mattress showed. Emergency workers were called, but no trace of the man was ever found. He is presumed dead. The outside of the house appears normal. No cracks or soft spots in the ground. Meanwhile, the sinkhole keeps enlarging.
The remaining members of the family escaped unharmed. The houses on either side have been temporary declared unsafe, and their families have now moved out.
Sunday morning, the Blue house was deemed unsafe, and as of this report, has been partially destroyed. The crane operator took great care to save some items for the family. (A picture of grandparents, the family Bible, some toys, some clothing...) Tomorrow, the demolition will be completed. There are more photos at Eyewitness News.
I'm inserting a copy of this diagram that I found online. It's the best explanation of just how a sinkhole forms.
(Of course, it contains plenty of Blue.)
Happy Blue Monday!