Atlanta couple honeymoon near Florida sinkhole

7:02 PM, Aug 12, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta couple honeymooning in Orlando were frighteningly close to the 40-foot wide sinkhole that swallowed one building at their resort.

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Adrienne Logan and her new husband had just arrived at the Summer Bay Resort near Disney World when they heard screams and saw people running.

"You just don't know what's going on," said Logan. "It's a little bit scary. You don't know what to do."

The couple was sleeping three buildings away from the one that shook vacationers awake late Sunday night. Twenty people evacuated the building over the sinkhole safely. Another sixteen left a nearby building.

"Nobody came and knocked on the door to tell us anything," said Logan. "I know the first priority was the get the people situation that was really effected in that building. We had no power. Nobody told us nothing."

The sinkhole was beneath a central elevator shaft in a building on the west side of the complex. Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said the hole was about 10 feet deep and 40 feet wide.

"It's not expanding outward, so we're just watching to see if it's sinking downward," said Cuellar.

The Logans were not ordered to leave their building, but are looking for someplace else to stay.

"Everything is booked up," said Logan. We called. Everything is booked up 100-percent. We gone try to make the best of it.

The couple was determined to go on with their Orlando honeymoon.

"It's a beautiful resort," said Logan. "It's just, we won't be coming back here."

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