Giant Sinkhole Appeared In South Dakota, People Immediately Ventured Forth To Investigate (25 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       16 Jun 2020       3077       5

“Upon entering, we immediately realized that it was an abandoned gypsum mine and not a cave”

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“The room we entered was 15 feet tall and 60 feet wide. We got a quick look around and exited”

The cavers returned the next night. This time, there were two teams of explorers, equipped with survey gear and ready to map the mine

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“We determined that the mine was over 2K feet across and over 150 feet wide. It went directly under at least 12 homes”

However, even the Paha Sapa Grotto couldn’t safely explore all of the corners of the sinkhole

“The full extent of the mine is still unknown as passages are either collapsed in, flooded, or too dangerous to enter”

Currently, the county is trying to get a grant to help cover the cost of the home value as these homes are now worthless

Residents of the Hideaway Hills subdivision are suing South Dakota, Meade County, and developers of the subdivision for more than $75,000,00

The lawsuit on behalf of 119 homeowners also includes counts against title companies involved in sales of the homes, attorneys for previous owners, and real estate agents who sold the homes

The residents are seeking more than $35,000,000 in compensatory damages, $40,000,000 in exemplary damages, and “such other relief as the court deems equitable”



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Obie 1 month ago
The fools complaining about a free basement. Do you know how much a huge basement like that would cost to dig out.
       
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Adela 1 month ago
630k per house? Seems high for Dakota, BFE. They got greedy, no one was injured, should have negotiated for a fair, equitable settlement out of court so they could move on with their lives, minor legal fees. Instead they will get three to five years of headaches going back and forth just to have the lawyers bail and push for a settlement where they will take half. Homeowners wind up with less to show for it and time they can't make up.
       
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Syphorous 1 month ago
Adela,
yeah, fill the mine with concrete and go on living your lives.
       
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Levone 1 month ago
nice 27
       
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Antonia 1 month ago
how was anyone to know, or did they, and when did they know
       
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