First came the cracking sounds. Then windows started blowing out. And before they knew it, guests felt the ground beneath their Lake County resort near Disney World sinking into the earth.
Guests had only 10 to 15 minutes to escape collapsing buildings at the Summer Bay Resort on U.S. Highway 192 in the Four Corners area, when a large sinkhole — about 100 feet in diameter — opened late Sunday.
No one was injured but about three dozen visitors at the resort left car keys, medication and other personal belongings behind inside their luxury accomodations after the crumbling edifices were evacuated. One building suffered catastrophic destruction while two neighboring ones are being evaluated for possible damage and structural integrity.
Source: Orlando Sentinel