Thursday, April 4, 2013
Hillsborough County officials release a video that shows the inside of the sinkhole at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner that claimed the life of Jeffrey Bush on Feb. 28, 2013.
Hillsborough County officials have released the first video of the inside of the sinkhole that on Feb. 28 swallowed and claimed the life of Jeffery Bush, 36, at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner. At the time, the sinkhole, reported to be about 20 feet wide and 60 feet deep, was described as both "catastrophic" and "unprecedented." The house has since been razed. The video, shot the morning after the incident, was taken with a small camera attached to a pole that was slipped inside Bush's bedroom window, according to the Business Insider report that credits ABCActionNews reports for the video. The situation had been reported to be too tenouous to allow for a recovery mission. Bush's body has never been recovered. Family members at the scene …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The top 10 most-read stories on the Brandon Patch in March all involved the sinkholes opening in Seffner. Here's the list.
1. Update: Sinkhole Swallows Seffner Man Sleeping In Bed 2. Another Sinkhole Opens in Seffner 3. Photos From the Scene of Sinkhole in Seffner 4. Hillsborough County Among Top 10 Sinkhole-Prone Florida Counties 5. More Photos From the Seffner Sinkhole Site 6. Memorial Forms at Seffner Sinkhole Site, 'Angels Among Us' Observed 7. Situation 'Extremely Unsafe' at Seffner Sinkhole Site (Video) 8. 3rd Home 'Compromised' at Seffner Sinkhole Site; Relief Fund Established 9. Family Member Recalls 'Horror' of Seffner Sinkhole Tragedy 10. Video: Hillsborough Fire Chief Discusses Seffner Sinkhole
The latest potential sinkhole was reported on Peach Avenue in Seffner, about 3 miles from the catastrophic sinkhole that claimed the life of Jeffrey Bush on Feb. 28.
Reports this week have surfaced about a potential sinkhole in Seffner, just weeks after the Feb. 28 catastrophic sinkhole that claimed the life of Jeffrey Bush at 240 Faithway Drive. The latest report, concerning a duplex on Peach Avenue, follows the reported opening of a sinkhole March 23, between two homes on Lake Shore Ranch Drive in Seffner. It follows the sinkhole discovered on Cedar Tree Lane, which followed by days the Feb. 28 sinkhole that claimed the life of Bush, who died after the bedroom he was sleeping in was consumed by a catastrophic sinkhole at 240 Faithway Drive. That sinkhole, described as "unprecedented," caused the home to be demolished and the two neighboring homes to be evacuated, leaving many families, including …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here is a look at photos, videos, tweets and reports by journalists and citizens about the sinkholes opening up in Seffner and posing a risk to residents.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and code enforcement officials were on the scene this weekend in Seffner for the opening of another sinkhole, which has, as expected, led to a another round of comments from Brandon Patch readers.
The latest sinkhole to open in Seffner has heightened the concern of residents in Greater Brandon and beyond, as evidenced by their concerns posted in comments to a recent Brandon Patch post. "Someone needs to figure out why these sinkholes are happening and we all need to keep a lookout no matter where you are," wrote Brandon Patch reader Stacie Jones. "And we need to find a way to prevent these sinkholes because they are are scary." Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and code enforcement officials were on the scene this weekend at the sinkhole between 1425 and 1427 Lake Shore Ranch Drive in Seffner. It was the third reported sinkhole in Seffner since Feb. 28, when Jeffrey Bush 36, died after the bedroom he was sleeping in was consumed by …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was on the scene March 23 in Seffner for the opening of another sinkhole, the third once since Jeffrey Bush died in a sinkhole at 240 Faithway Drive on Feb. 28.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was on the scene Saturday night, March 23, where a sinkhole reportedly opened between two homes in Seffner. It was the third reported sinkhole in Seffner since Feb. 28, when Jeffrey Bush 36, died after the bedroom he was sleeping in was consumed by a catastrophic sinkhole at 240 Faithway Drive. That sinkhole, described as "unprecedented," caused the home to be demolished and the two neighboring homes to be evacuated, leaving many families, including the Wicker and Jaudon families, displaced. A second sinkhole opened up in Seffner days later, between two homes, at 1204 and 1206 Cedar Tree Lane. The sinkhole that opened March 23, at around 7 p.m., also opened between two homes, at 1427 Lake Shore Ranch Drive…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The community memorial for Jeffrey "Jeff" Bush is set to begin 7 p.m. tonight, March 19, at the Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon. Bush lost his life Feb. 28 in a sinkhole in Seffner, at 240 Faithway Drive.
A celebration of life for Seffner sinkhole victim Jeffrey "Jeff" Bush is scheduled for tonight, March 19, at the Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon. The community memorial has been organized by the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, more commonly known as the Brandon Foundation, and its Angel program. The foundation also has spearheaded one of several drives under way to help families displaced by the sinkhole rebuild. The memorial is in the chapel at Bell Shoals Baptist, at 2102 Bells Shoals Road in Brandon. It is set to begin at 7 p.m. According to Rich Strehl, executive director of the Brandon Foundation, the outpouring of support for the families has been swift and steady. "There's no way to have a bad after seeing what they're…
Friday, March 15, 2013
A memorial service is planned for Seffner Sinkhole victim Jeffrey Bush as a community reaches out in support of family members and residents displaced in the tragedy.
What remains from the now-demolished Wicker home at Faithway Drive in Seffner is a piece of blue-colored wood with the numerals 2-4-0 cemented on it for eternity, or for as long as the family holds on to this piece of treasured homestead remembrance. Also in their possession is the flag that adorned that house and the contents recovered from within, the most honored of which are those that have deep family meaning, such as the family Bible and old family photos. As the family rebuilds, and seeks out more permanent shelter over the long term, a second family, the Bush family, prepares for a community memorial for Jeffrey Bush, the 36-year-old man who lost his life n the sinkhole Feb. 28. That memorial, planned for March 19 at the Bell …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Jeffrey Bush's family has disclosed the details of a public celebration of his life. Bush lost his life Feb. 28 in a sinkhole in Seffner, at 240 Faithway Drive.
The family of Jeff Bush – killed when a sinkhole opened up under his bedroom – announced Tuesday that a public celebration of the Seffner man's life will be held March 19. According to WTSP.com, the memorial service will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road in Brandon. The service will be inside the chapel. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers to send donations to the Brandon Foundation's Sinkhole Family Relief Fund, WTSP.com reports. Send the checks to: Brandon Foundation Attn., Sinkhole Family Relief PO Box 3197 Brandon, FL 33509 For more information Need more information on Bell Shoals Church, you can find it in our Patch directory. ______________ BRANDON PATCH SEFFNER SINKHOLE …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Seffner sinkhole tragedy is featured in a March 5 HuffPost Live segment that addresses the causes and prevalance of sinkholes in Florida and what it's like to live through a major sinkhole event.
Brandon Patch Editor Linda Chion Kenney, licensed geologist Sandy Nettles, general contractor Steve Clark and sinkhole survivors Andy Peterson and Rhonda Matheny were invited guests at a March 5 HuffPost Live segment on sinkholes. The Seffner sinkhole tragedy was featured in the segment, which addresses the causes and prevalance of sinkholes in Florida and what it's like to live through a major sinkhole event. ______________ BRANDON PATCH SEFFNER SINKHOLE COVERAGE (Through March 8, starting with the most recent posts): ______________