Seventh Home Condemned at Pasco Sinkhole

LAND O' LAKES (970 WFLA) -- Pasco government officials have condemned a seventh home around the sinkhole in Land O' Lakes. That home is at 21845 Ocean Pines Drive in Land O' Lakes. Five have been condemned since Friday. 

Pasco County's assistant administrator for Public Safety, Kevin Guthrie, tells reporters that 125 dump trucks worked to bring in lime rock to stabilize the ground over the weekend. 

Guthrie describes some of the damage at two of the four homes condemned over the weekend: Buckling in the tile,flooring and crackling countertops, at the home on 21814 Ocean pines Drive, as well as significant cracking. At 21815 Ocean Pines Drive, significant cracking in the mortar joints along the home's edge. 

Guthrie estimates the total cost of removal could come in under budget, bringing estimated costs down from around $1.3 million to $1 million. 

Experts from the University of South Florida are on the scene again this morning. Guthrie says the sinkhole is behaving like a seismic event, meaning more shifting is possible involving old sinkholes in the neighborhood. 

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