Like the giant sinkhole that began swallowing a home in Hudson, neighbors, too, are on edge.
Olive Teschendorf, 85, is one of those worried homeowners. She says a few weeks ago she had her home surveyed for sinkholes and is waiting to here back. But watching the earth open up nearby makes her extremely nervous.
"Scary. It's very scary. You don't know if it could happen to you, too, " she said.
The sinkhole which is about 40 feet wide and 22 feet deep and continues to grow. Emergency officials say the home continues to show signs of stress and deeper cracks are forming.
The home has been condemned and, just as a precaution, officials have created a 100-foot buffer around the sinkhole, which means next door neighbor Dave Taylor has been asked to evacuate for the time being.
"I could live without it," said Taylor.
Kyle Champion, an independent geologist, says ground-penetrating radar, which measures the density of the soil and looks for holes in the ground, will likely be the next step in determining how unstable the ground is below.
"Everybody that owns a house, including myself, has a ticket to this sinkhole lottery. Don't want to win that lottery, but unfortunately these people did," said Champion.
Emergency officials will continue to assess the situation throughout the week. In the meantime, the homeowner did return Thursday morning to retrieve some of her belongings but will no longer be allowed inside her home.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
Didn't find what you were looking for?