Parts of Hernando County are starting to look like a war zone due to giant craters, and the battle here is over sinkholes.
"I've seen at least 30," James Burrows said.
Burrows lives on Little Road off Mariner Boulevard. SkyFox video shows the numerous sinkholes that formed in and around his neighborhood. Thanks to Tropical Storm Debbie, at least a couple homes are in danger.
"The frequency with all the water, that's the scary part. You don't know if you're going to come home and not walk into your house because there's a hole there," Burrows said.
Several miles away, in Brooksville, the Trillum neighborhood is dealing with sinkholes of their own. Crews were busy Wednesday filling them in with dirt.
Neighbors say there are upwards of 15 -- the largest was 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep. Debby Berros had one pop up just a couple feet away from her patio, and it threatened to bring down her house.
"It makes this loud rumbling sound like an earthquake, then this big swooshing sound," she said.
"It's a dry pond, and there was so much water, water weighs so much. It couldn't go sideways so it goes down then it caused other holes," homeowner Jim Kellerman said.
Serious battle scars left behind by Tropical Storm Debbie, leaving some here to wonder: how safe is the earth beneath their house?
"We've been on edge," Kellerman said.
And the following roads are closed—some due to flooding, others due to sinkholes.
- Spring Hill Dr. from the D.O.T. east to Mustang Dr. (Water)
- Mariner Bv. from Little St. to Claymore Rd. (Sinkhole)
- Citrus Way (CR491) at Ponce De Leon Bv.(US 98) (Water)
- Eppley Dr. at Trudy Ln. (Water)
- Powell Rd. on the east and west sides of Broad St. (Water across the road)
- Quality Dr. from Spring Hill Regional Hospital to Suncoast Elementary School (Sinkhole)
- Quarterhorse Ln. (Water)
- Claymore St. and Keeport Dr. (Sinkhole)
- Nancy Rd. adjacent to the D.A.V. (Water)
- Suncoast Parkway from Cortez Bv. north to US 98
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