More sinkholes were reported Monday in Marion County outside homes that were evacuated in February for the same reason. The homes have remained vacant since.
Despite these new developments, no other homes have been evacuated.
Another sinkhole was discovered under a nearby lake. Authorities believe it may have caused the others to open. Other potential causes include the recent rain or a previous drainage issue.
These sinkholes are raising concerns among community members in The Villages.
“There’s no precaution when a sinkhole happens, it just happens,” said Beth Grimeon, a resident in The Villages. “There’s no like, ‘you think a sinkhole’s gonna happen.’ If you thought it, you wouldn’t move here.”