Family leaves home after possible sinkhole

February 2, 2017

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – WINTER GARDEN, Fla.- Orange county fire rescue responded to a call about this home on Tiverton Boulevard in Winter Garden. It was a request for help that’s unique to say the least. The homeowner had called to report what they feared was a sinkhole starting to open up […]

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Massive Sinkhole Nearly Swallows Home In Pennsylvania

January 25, 2017

CHELTENHAM Twp., Pa. (CBS) — A massive sinkhole opened up in a Cheltenham Township neighborhood and crews are now out to repair a water main that burst this morning. The sinkhole opened up in front of two homes on Brooke Road in Cheltenham, extending into the street, so a stretch of sidewalk is in the hole. In […]

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East Brainerd Couple Lose Their Home to a Sink Hole

January 24, 2017

Most of us don’t expect to suddenly lose access to our home and belongings because they fell into a sink hole. But that’s what happened to Cecilia Lanzar and her husband, who live in East Brainerd, last December. They are now stuck in limbo as their insurance company and engineers figure out what to do […]

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Growing sinkhole threatening home in Southeast Austin

January 20, 2017
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AUSTIN, Texas — “I need help. I need somebody to tell me how to prevent this,” said Kris Bryant, a first time homebuyer in Southeast Austin. A sinkhole is creeping across his backyard and the father of two says he needs help to stop the spread. “Well the hole was about, I would say, three to […]

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Michigan sinkhole the size of a football field lands county with $78m bill

January 17, 2017
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Homeowners heard noises on Christmas Eve and then their houses started sinking, leaving Macomb County with a repair bill that could even top $100m   The cost to fix a broken sewer line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole north of Detroit is estimated at more than $78m, Macomb County’s new public works chief says. […]

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Families evacuated by Fraser sinkhole return home

January 12, 2017
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FRASER (WJBK) – Some families in Fraser have finally been allowed to return home weeks after a massive sinkhole forced them to leave. Crews still working around the clock to repair the sinkhole and there’s no telling how long it will take to finish fixing. “We’re dealing with it that’s all you can do,” said […]

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Tarpon Springs sinkhole: 100 ft. wide, 50 ft. deep

April 4, 2016
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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) — A sinkhole that opened up Wednesday morning in Tarpon Springs became larger overnight and is now 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. Crews worked through the night to pump sewage out of the sinkhole. The sinkhole, which is about a half block off of U.S. 19, was first discovered […]

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Family baffled after 7ft-deep hole suddenly opens up on their lawn as they mowed it – with rusty STEPS leading into the darkness below

March 16, 2016
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A family were left baffled after a giant hole opened up on their front lawn with rusty steps leading into the darkness. The seven-foot deep crater appeared when shocked homeowner Emma James, 45, was mowing the lawn. There are a few rusty steps leading down into the dark hole which currently is not big enough […]

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Sinkhole insurance could become more affordable under plan in Florida Legislature

March 2, 2016
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TALLAHASSEE Sinkhole damage insurance could be easier to get and more affordable under a plan that has growing momentum in the Florida Legislature. But state regulators worry there are not enough protections in the bill to assure consumers are getting a fair deal. Insurance carriers would be able to offer new limited sinkhole damage policies […]

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Lawmakers consider less expensive and less expansive sinkhole coverage

March 1, 2016
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TALLAHASSEE — Sinkhole damage insurance could be easier to get and more affordable under a plan that has growing momentum in the Florida Legislature. But state regulators worry there are not enough protections in the bill to assure consumers are getting a fair deal. Insurance carriers would be able to offer new limited sinkhole damage […]

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