Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Falmouth, Nova Scotia) - Sink Hole Isolated Natural Event
In the early hours of the morning, a Falmouth family was evacuated from their home due to a sink hole that opened directly under their two story home.
The Municipality of the District of West Hants brought in a Structural Engineer and a Geotechnical Engineer this afternoon to assess both the home and the property.
West Hants CAO, Cathie Osborne, met with the property owners this afternoon to explain the findings. The structural integrity of the home has been completely compromised and it is unsafe to enter the building. The home will have to be demolished as soon as possible.
Municipal representatives have been assured that this is an isolated natural event but have ordered a more detailed geotechnical assessment to be completed.
The Municipality has secured the site.