MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- It is a rare event, but it happens. The earth swallows a home, and in a worse case scenario, takes a life. That's what happened to a man in south Florida.
Richard Moultrie of Union Springs is concerned the same thing could happen to his mom. We found Moultrie shoveling up more dirt to fill-up 4 sinkholes underneath his mom's back deck.
"I'm mystified and upset about it. I don't know if I'm gonna wake up one morning and the whole back deck will be gone," Moultrie admitted.
What's gone, and apparently for good, is Richard's lawnmower. It disappeared 60 feet below.
"The whole lawnmower is gone, vanished," he explained.
J.P. Pouncey points to what appears to be a sinkhole in the making behind the apartment complex she manages in Prattville.