No word on insurance coverage 3 weeks after house collapses into sinkhole

September 27, 2017
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Three weeks after their home partially collapsed into a sinkhole, a family from Falmouth, N.S., is still awaiting word from the insurance company as to whether it will cover the “catastrophic loss.” “It’s been an agonizing three-plus week wait to know what our future holds,” says homeowner Chris Strickey. He and his wife have been […]

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Sinkholes appear in Florida neighborhood after Hurricane Irma’s heavy rains

September 26, 2017
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A pair of sinkholes have opened up in a central Florida neighborhood after hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month. Tuesday morning, a huge sinkhole swallowed part of a home in Apopka, Florida, a city 18 miles northwest of Orlando. Luckily, the residents, Ellen and Garry Miller, were not injured in that sinkhole. “We made it through the […]

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Sinkholes appear in Florida neighborhood after Hurricane Irma’s heavy rains

September 25, 2017
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A pair of sinkholes have opened up in a central Florida neighborhood after hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month. Tuesday morning, a huge sinkhole swallowed part of a home in Apopka, Florida, a city 18 miles northwest of Orlando. Luckily, the residents, Ellen and Garry Miller, were not injured in that sinkhole. “We made it through the […]

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Apopka sinkhole up close: Family rescues belongings as home swallowed

September 21, 2017
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As Ellen Miller sat in a lawn chair Tuesday and watched her home of 49 years slip into a 15-foot-deep crater, her granddaughter handed her a black-and-white Polaroid. Miller, 69, looked down at the picture. “My original wedding rings,” she said. “They’re gone.” They were now buried in the sinkhole that swallowed the home where […]

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Sinkholes along SR 200 corridor after Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017
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One of them opened up behind Southern Pig and Cattle on SR 200 and another several hundred years across the street, behind Jasmine Plaza. Two sinkholes have opened up on either side of State Road 200 near Southwest 60th Avenue, and Marion County and state officials are investigating. One of them opened up behind Southern Pig […]

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Van nosedives into Winter Springs hole opened by Hurricane Irma. Vehicle left teetering from sinkhole’s edge

September 18, 2017

A man driving a van during Hurricane Irma Sunday night took a nosedive into a sinkhole that opened up at a Winter Springs apartment complex. Residents at Astor Park said Monday that they’ve noticed damage and debris across the apartment complex, but the gaping sinkhole in the middle of the parking lot is by far the most […]

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First Irma, now a sinkhole in The Villages

September 14, 2017
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – People in a Villages neighborhood thought that after Hurricane Irma passed, they’d dodged the bullet. Instead, they woke up the next morning to a huge sinkhole under their homes. John Susko’s neighbor started ringing the doorbell around nine in the morning, after the storm. “He came in, ringing frantically the […]

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Sinkhole wrecks Falmouth family’s home

September 13, 2017
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FALMOUTH — A Falmouth woman is still processing what transpired in the wee morning hours Sept. 3 but says she’s thankful that no one was injured when her house began to collapse into a sinkhole. “I just keep thinking, ‘it’s things not people, no one was hurt; these are things, they can be replaced,’” said […]

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Volusia County family escapes crumbling home, officials say

September 7, 2017
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County Fire Rescue and county officials said foundation failure, and not a sinkhole, is to blame for issues at a home near Deltona. The family reported what they thought was a sinkhole at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday at 100 Wild Horse Run in the unincorporated area of Volusia County. Four adults and […]

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Florida Matters: The Sinkhole State

September 5, 2017
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Imagine leaving for work in the morning and finding out a few hours later that your home and every possession within it has been swallowed by the earth. Sinkholes in Florida make that a real possibility. This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about sinkholes and what homeowners can do to protect themselves and their […]

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