Florida sinkholes News

Large Hole Opens Between 2 Homes in Florida

A large hole has opened between two homes in a gated community in Florida. Pasco County officials said in an email sent Sept. 5 that about half of the hole – which is 40-feet (12-meters) across and 20-feet (6-meters) deep …

Sinkhole at Florida Fertilizer Factory Sealed Nearly 2 Years After Opening

Crews have sealed a giant sinkhole that opened up beneath a fertilizer plant waste pond nearly two years ago sending millions of gallons of polluted water into Florida’s main drinking water aquifer. A spokeswoman for facility owner Mosaic told The …

Florida Trailer Park Residents Evacuated by Possible 60-foot Sinkhole

About 20 residents in six homes at a mobile home park along Florida’s Gulf Coast were evacuated Wednesday after a 60-foot-wide, 35-foot-deep hole opened in the ground. The residents at the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park in Tarpon Springs were …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Florida’s West Coast Facing Sinkhole Risk After Month of Wet Weather

The onslaught of rain that drenched parts of Florida over the past month unleashed widespread flooding that left the ground soppy and saturated. Geologists say that under all the water weight, another problem could be brewing out of sight: sinkholes. …

New Hole Opens Up at Site of Fatal 2013 Florida Sinkhole

Sometime after the sun came up Wednesday, a woman walking her dog past a fenced-off area in a sleepy suburban neighborhood near Tampa, Florida, heard a loud rumble. She quickly dialed 911. The earth had opened, again. By Wednesday afternoon, …

Florida Updates Neutral Evaluation Rules for Sinkhole Claim Disputes

New rules changing the way disputed sinkhole claims are handled in Florida as part of the state’s Sinkhole Neutral Evaluation Program have been approved and took effect July 27. The main changes to the consumer sinkhole claim dispute process include: …

Possible Sinkhole Reported in Yard in Florida

Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened behind a backyard near St. Petersburg. Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Trip Barrs told Bay News 9 the hole appears to be about 12-feet wide and …