Sinkhole opens 'neath holiday resort complex near Disney World

A 15-foot-deep sinkhole opened beneath a vacation condo complex near Walt Disney World in Florida, partially devouring a pair of three-story buildings above it. Some 35 people were successfully evacuated from the buildings at Summer Bay Resort, 10 minutes' drive from the Disney property. One building is still sinking.

Guests at the Summer Bay Resort, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World, called for help, saying they heard loud noises and windows cracking. The estimated 35 people inside the buildings were evacuated.

Two three-story buildings are affected by the 15-foot deep crater, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said.

Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World [AnneClaire Stapleton/CNN]

(Image: a cropped, downsized, color-corrected thumbnail from a larger image watermarked "WFTV" and found on this CNN page)

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  1. MikeR says:

    Only near Disney World? Damn. Still, better luck next time.

  2. stEn says:

    You cannot evacuate a person, you can only evacuate a building. The phrase "35 people were evacuated" means that they gave 35 people an enema. The things I learn on The Wire.

  3. Cory, Cory, this one's not even about Disney World. If you're not careful, advertisers will catch on that you knee-jerk post anything with the word "Disney" in the title, and then where will we be? Boing Boing will be nothing but "1 Weird Trick For a Flat Belly DISNEY WORLD". Is that what you want? IS IT?

  4. stEn says:

    You can evacuate a building. Dictionary.com doesn't hold to the same standards as journalists, so... Evacuation means "to remove the contents of", so, if you evacuate people, you're removing their contents - hence, an enema. Agree to disagree, I guess.

  5. miasm says:

    Dictionary.com doesn't 'hold' anything.
    It has no hands, you see.

    hold
    1 [hohld] Show IPA verb, held; held or ( Archaic ) hold·en; hold·ing; noun
    verb (used with object)
    1.
    to have or keep in the hand;

    Agree with me to disagree about the agreement that is a priori contained within the concept of disagreement.

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