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What’s next for Florida latest sinkhole victims

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The huge sinkhole that consumed Jeff from his Florida home

What’s next for Florida latest sinkhole victims

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      SEFFNER, FL. - The huge sinkhole that consumed a man from his Florida home last week was made known late Monday when demolition teams beat down the remaining walls and begin clearing away the debris.

     Crews on Sunday razed more than half the home, managing to salvage some keep-sakes for family members who lived there.

     The cavity of the sinkhole was covered by the home, now that emergency officials and engineers can see inside clearly, they can determine their next steps which will include what will happen to the two homes on either side of the now demolished house. Experts say the sinkhole has “compromised” those homes, but it’s unclear whether steps can be taken to save them.

     Jeremy Bush, 35, tried to save his brother, Jeff, when the earth opened up and swallowed him Thursday night.

     On Sunday morning, Bush and relatives prayed with a pastor as the home – where he lived with his girlfriend, Rachel Wicker; their daughter, Hannah, 2; and others  were demolished and waited for fire-fighters to salvage anything possible from inside. The home was owned by Leland Wicker, Rachel’s grandfather, since the 1970s.

 

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