Even presidents get sinkholes: One has formed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A sinkhole has formed in front of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida.
A sinkhole has formed in front of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida.
Published May 22 2017
Updated May 17 2018

Even presidential mansions are susceptible to sinkholes — especially if they’re in Florida.

The town of Palm Beach reported Monday that a sinkhole had formed directly in front of Mar-a-Lago, President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence.

The sinkhole measures four feet by four feet and "appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main," according to a news release from the Town of Palm Beach.

Utility crews secured the area and "will most likely need to do some exploratory excavation today," the release states.

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