Sinkholes are common in Fla. (and Lancaster) but rarely cause death
USA TODAY: …Sinkholes are nothing new in Florida. Thousands of them develop each year. Dozens of them swallow buildings.
Deaths, however, are very rare.
Authorities believe a man near Tampa died Thursday when a sinkhole opened up under his house, swallowing the bed in which he was sleeping. Jeffrey Bush, 37, could not be found Friday, even after his brother and emergency officials raced to save him… (more)
EDITOR: We have a similar limestone threat here in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. When encountered, sink holes are usually plugged, not filled. They are then often built over. Sleep well!