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WATCH LIVE: Growing sinkhole in Apopka threatens nearby house

APOPKA, Fla. - A family was evacuated from their Apopka home Tuesday morning after a 25-foot-wide sinkhole opened up threatening to swallow their home, Orange County Fire Rescue officials said. Firefighters responded at 8:22 a.m. to a call about the sinkhole and the family was safely evacuated. Of

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 16:10:28

Iconic pastor comes to Apopka on a mission to eradicate homelessness

The VOICE of compassion: Hunter speaks to area pastors By Reggie Connell/ Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice Hurricane Irma slammed into Apopka last week with unexpected fury and jarred the community to its core. Streets flooded, trees fell, and the vast majority of residents lost power at their ho

THEAPOPKAVOICE.COM - 2017-09-19 18:11:51

Sinkhole forms in Apopka couple's backyard

An Apopka couple had a rude awakening on the morning of Tuesday, September 19, when a sinkhole formed in their backyard. On Monday, September 18, at about 6 p.m., Garry and Ellen Miller noticed something strange going on with a sidewalk leading into the back of their house on Kelly Park Road in Apop

THEAPOPKACHIEF.COM - 2017-09-19 20:37:52

Sinkhole 'swallowing' Apopka home, rescue officials say

A sinkhole is "swallowing" an Apopka family's home Tuesday, Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy said. The hole was about 25 feet wide and 15 feet deep when rescue crews arrived about 8:30 a.m., Kennedy said. The hole near West Kelly Park Road has grown since then. The family was evacua

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 16:20:00

Sinkhole swallows home in Apopka

Updated: 11:18 AM EDT Sep 19, 2017 An apparent sinkhole has swallowed a portion of a home Tuesday in Apopka. The sinkhole opened underneath a home on Kelly Park Road. It was reported just after 8:15 a.m. Video from Chopper 2 showed people scrambling to salvage belongings as the hole swallowed a

WESH - 2017-09-19 15:18:00

Hurricane Irma damages Apopka animal rescue center

APOPKA, Fla. - Several exotic animals in Apopka are in need of help after Hurricane Irma. The hurricane knocked down trees, power lines and caused other debris at The CARE Foundation along West Ponkan Road in Apopka. The animals were not hurt, but the non-profit is unable to offer tours or education

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:50:53

Sinkhole swallows portion of Apopka home

APOPKA, Fla. - A family escaped their Apopka home hours before a possible sinkhole swallowed up a portion of the house, officials with Orange County Fire Rescue said. Emergency crews were called at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday to a home on West Kelly Park Road in Apopka. The family said they began noticing the

WFTV - 2017-09-19 16:06:03

Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about remaining 33K local power outages

SANFORD, Fla. - Patience is wearing thin for the almost 41,000 Duke Energy customers in Central Florida who awoke Tuesday morning in homes without electricity. More than 33,000 local outages remained by Tuesday afternoon. The company's Seminole County delegation met at downtown Sanford's Seminole Co

WFTV - 2017-09-19 17:04:32

Washout prompts changes at Apopka Memorial Middle School

Monday marked one week since Hurricane Irma hit Central Florida. Much of the area is still dealing with the aftermath. That's exactly the position Apopka Memorial Middle School finds itself in. A washout opened up near the school last Thursday. The incident has caused changes at the school; the tr

WESH - 2017-09-18 21:23:00

Employees struggle as power remains out in Apopka

Nearly 150,000 home and businesses across Central Florida are still without electricity. The state of Florida has launched a program to help workers who are unable to earn a paycheck in Irma's aftermath. Workers at an Apopka business are among the many that are desperate for the power to be restore

WESH - 2017-09-18 01:59:00

Hurricane Maria poses new threat to debt-laden Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it's facing a potential natural disaster. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Maria, which may hit the island on Wednesday. It's already deep in a years-long debt debacle

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-18 19:46:22

Mexico earthquake kills more than 140

(CNN) - Rescuers combed through rubble Tuesday after a powerful earthquake killed scores and collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake decades ago. At least 149 people died in the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, officials said. Most deaths we

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-20 03:31:20

Hurricane Irma poses major challenge to grocery pipeline

ORLANDO, Fla. - Grocery stores up and down the state are still trying to restock shelves a full week after Hurricane Irma. Many stores delayed reopening after the storm pushed through the state on Sept. 10 because they were left without power. Others reopened on backup generators. Many had to throw

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 10:54:28

Waffle House fails health inspection

A Waffle House restaurant in Apopka was closed temporarily by a health inspector because of roaches. A report from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation shows an inspector found 26 roaches in the storage room that contained the walk-in cooler. The inspection took place Sept.

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 14:46:00

Morning scare ends in gunfire

An apparent burglary during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday ended with gunfire at a home on South Apopka Avenue in Inverness. Israel Reyes of Inverness said he was preparing to leave for work at 3 a.m. when he noticed the door handle shaking. He then noticed a man on the other side, trying to force the d

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:18:00

Sinkhole gobbles part of Florida home

APOPKA - A Florida home has been partially swallowed up by a massive sinkhole. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy says crews responded Tuesday morning, shortly after the Apopka house began sinking. She says the sinkhole measured about 20 feet across and 15 feet deep. No injuries were

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 23:45:00

Apartment residents angry, displaced after Irma

"The owner of this place, he said he's not going to do anything. It's not his problem. It was Irma's problem," Vanessa Berrios screamed through tears running down both sides of her face. She was cradling her 2-week-old baby as she yelled back and forth at the manager of the Remington Apartments on D

WESH - 2017-09-19 21:57:00

Hurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida

Residents across Central Florida have caught a whiff of the latest reminder of Hurricane Irma's destructive march across the state - a foul, rancid odor. The stench - which many said smells like rotten eggs or raw sewage - was reported in Orlando, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Lake County,

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 16:50:00

Spectrum answers questions on when services will be restored

CENTRAL FLORIDA - Agnes Churchill, 86, came back to her Altamonte Springs home Tuesday for the first time since evacuating from Hurricane Irma to find her Spectrum services are still out. Churchill relies on those services for her Lifeline medical alert system. "Your Lifeline is disconnected," the

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 21:34:54

Hurricane Irma's stench leaves residents holding their noses

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - There's been a stinky stench about Central Florida since Hurricane Irma rolled through. Residents who got a whiff Tuesday morning wanted to know "What is that awful smell?" The smell is a dirty gift from Irma's aftermath. "At first I thought it was a sewer smell," Longwood r

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-19 21:47:06