Large sinkholes open up in Villages in wake of Hurricane Irma’s brutal pounding

This sinkhole opened up in the Village of Santiago.

This sinkhole opened up in the Village of Santiago.

Two large sinkholes opened up in The Villages in the wake of a brutal pounding from Hurricane Irma.

One of the sinkholes opened up off Markridge Loop by Hole #3 of the Jacaranda nine at Cane Garden Country Club. 

A second sinkhole, estimated to be 30-feet wide and 12-feet deep opened up in the Villages of Santiago.

A third sinkhole opened up in the Village of Alhambra. Bright yellow tape surrounded the sinkhole in the front yard of a home on Botello Avenue.

Irma also caused flooding on golf courses, at ponds and at golf cart paths here in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. The massive storm also prompted numerous power outages.

Yellow tape marks off a sinkhole in the Village of Alhambra

Yellow tape marks off a sinkhole in the Village of Alhambra

This sinkhole opened up on the Jacaranda Nine at Cane Garden Country Club.

This sinkhole opened up on the Jacaranda Nine at Cane Garden Country Club.

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  1. Earle Russell says

    There is one in Bridgeport Lake Sumter at Turnberry and Beasley Terrace.Looks like the one in Village of Alhambra. It was reported to the sheriffs office and the District. The sheriffs office responded and taped off the sink hole yesterday. It is at the road and is going under the road. So far no one from the District Property Mang. office has come out to see it.They say they need to see it to determine something before it is fixed. Called them several times but no show so far. Hope the road doesn’t cave.

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