Another Hole Raising Concerns in Cape Girardeau
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Authorities in Cape Girardeau are trying to determine if a large hole behind a vacant home is yet another sinkhole.
The Southeast Missourian reports that firefighters were called to the home last week. Authorities ruled out a collapsed sewer line.
The home is less than a mile from an area of town that has been plagued by sinkholes. The new hole is about 10 feet deep and 8 feet wide.
Last Wednesday, state and federal emergency management officials met with Cape Girardeau leaders to inspect the sinkholes and conduct preliminary damage assessments. The state may seek a federal disaster declaration.