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Sinkhole forces Plant City family out of their home

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Over the weekend an apparent sinkhole opened behind this Plant City home.  Lindsey Manus was at home with her parents when her father came inside.

Manus said, "my dad said there is a hole in the backyard and I thought, oh the dog has been digging again...and he said no Lindsey there is a hole in the backyard and I was like what do you mean there is a hole in the backyard, and he was like come look there is a hole underneath our porch.'

The hole, near the family's back porch prompted Thomas Manus to take action calling in a crew that deals with these issues.

"They come in yesterday afternoon and filled the void with grout and these guys are putting two pins down to try and stabilize the back of the house until they get further information from the radar they did yesterday." Manuis said.

The crews spent Wednesday setting up the underpinng, after cutting a slab of concrete on the patio to get close to the home.

This is all fresh on the minds of the Manus family after what happened at another Hillsborough County home, where a man died after a sinkhole opened up underneath his bedroom.

Thomas Manus said, "yeah I was concerned, especially my wife well she decided we gonna go on and get out of here for right now it is on hold until we see what the insurance company is going to do."

For now, the family is living in a motel until they know exactly what is happening on their property.

But their daughter, whose lived here for 18 years is concerned she and her ten month old daughter may not be able to come back here.

"its sad I expected my kids to come here and play in the same place I played when I was younger and it looks like that's not going to happen now."said Lindsey Manus.

the Manus family has been told they could be away from the home anywhere from a month to six months, depending on if there are no other sinkholes on the property.

 

 

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