All is calm around Daisetta’s sinkhole

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by Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

DAISETTA -- The two recent sinkholes in Florida have gotten the attention of people in Liberty County, mainly because they have a sinkhole of their own in the city of Daisetta.

In 2008, Daisetta’s sinkhole swallowed tractors, trees and equipment.

When asked what goes through your mind when you hear about the sinkholes in Florida, Daisetta resident Carol Fregia said, “Being swallowed by a sinkhole.”

And in this small community, that feeling is shared by many.

“It could happen to us because it's so close to us,” said Carol’s husband, Luther Fregia.

That’s why the Fregias watch the sinkhole like a hawk.

Surveyors believe Daisetta's sinkhole is stable.

Some experts believe saltwater that was stored underground after being used in oil production caused a salt dome to crumble.

Experts say there is no way to tell if the ground will ever crater again.

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