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Does Your Florida Homeowners’ Insurance Offer Sinkhole Coverage?

Of all the natural disasters that can happen in Florida, homeowner’s are concerned with hurricanes not sinkholes. Although they are fairly rare, they do happen — causing a great deal of damage to homes and buildings. In fact, our state experiences the most sinkholes than any other in the country, and many people find out…

Florida Sinkhole Reappears after Rain

Sinkhole that formed was 520 feet long, 125 feet wide, and 60 feet deep. Bartow, Polk County, Fla. May 22, 1967. (Photo courtesy of USGS) A 20-foot sinkhole in Clermont, Fla., opened up this Monday between two homes, and the recent heavy rains could be to blame. In 2001, a sinkhole appeared in the same…

A sinking feeling in Pasco and Hernando

Once again, property owners in sinkhole-prone Pasco and Hernando counties are getting shafted by the governor and Legislature. A new law taking effect in January gives insurance companies the option of summarily dropping property owners who have standard sinkhole coverage – a major protection that helps people fix their homes when a sinkhole is detected.…

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