Just a week after a massive sinkhole displaced a family in Orlando, another sinkhole just cracked up in Jonesville. And it is a huge one too, 40 foot wide and 80 foot long. The Robert and Rhonda Matheny heard a crack in their backyard, similar to a thunder strike. “The first time I saw it,” Robin told the Gainesville Sun, “the first thing I said is, ‘Ready to move?’ ”
One of the Matheny’s neighbors told News 4 Jax, “Sinkholes are a part of living like Florida. Kind of like snakes. You gotta understand they’re around and insure against them and do the best you can.” Florida is comprised of limestone, an already porous rock that dissolves easily in acidic rainwater.
Click here for a map of Florida that classifies the frequency and severity of sinkholes.