Land O' Lakes

Mark Schreiner / WUSF Public Media

There is a possible repair solution for the Pasco County sinkhole that destroyed two homes last summer.

The Board of County Commissioners and the Public Safety office are leaning towards a decorative fence, the least expensive and safest option.

Pasco County Fire Rescue

Ralph Terry, a 73-year-old retiree who lives in a sleepy neighborhood in Land O'Lakes, seems particularly sanguine about living just a few doors down from a gaping, literal, void in the earth.

Emergency management officials will collect water samples to test for E.coli on Monday in the immediate neighborhood where a sinkhole swallowed two homes in Florida.

Growing Sinkhole Destroys Homes In Land O'Lakes

Jul 14, 2017
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Pasco County swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on Friday.

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement

UPDATED 6:25 a.m. 2/26/14: According to a press release sent just before 2 a.m. by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 15 year old Zach Brown returned safely on his own to his Land O ' Lakes home.

ORIGINAL POST 12:15 a.m. 2/26/14: Authorities are looking for a missing teenage boy who may be in danger after he apparently walked away from his Land O' Lakes home Tuesday afternoon.

According to a release from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 15 year old Zach Brown left around 5:20 p.m. after an argument over being banned from Facebook.