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Officials confirm number of holes in Pasco County neighborhood is up to 36

Emergency Management officials first assessed 16 depressions on Aug. 13.
Thirty-six depressions have opened up in the Lakeside Woodlands community by Thursday, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management. [Pasco County]
Published Aug. 22

HUDSON — The number of depressions in the Lakeside Woodlands community has increased to 36, according to the Pasco County Emergency Management.

Emergency Management officials originally assessed 16 depressions on Aug. 13 between Sylvan Drive and Willow Brook Court. Tambrey Laine, a county spokeswoman, wrote that they increased to 36 by Thursday.

Follow-up visits made throughout the week showed that the depressions also were increasing in size, county officials said. Emergency Management has closed a section of Willow Brook Court due to the depressions.

Emergency management officials urge people to stay away from the holes. There are no life-safety concerns or structures in danger of being compromised as of Thursday, Laine wrote.

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