THE VILLAGES — Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole.
A spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages after a week of nonstop rain in Central Florida.
No evacuations were ordered as of Monday afternoon.
Spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier says the sinkholes are in a golf course community lined with homes and a lake. Two homes and three people were evacuated from the neighborhood in February because of a sinkhole.
Of the four new sinkholes, one is underneath the lake, two are in yards and one is on a road in front of one of the abandoned homes.