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(News 13 Orlando)   Another sinkhole proves buying property in Florida can really suck   (mynews13.com) divider line 29
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2014-02-20 08:08:37 PM
Yep.. Mmmhmm. It appears to be a sinkhole.
 
2014-02-20 08:09:42 PM
www.cool-midi.com

RIP HOLE
 
2014-02-20 08:13:54 PM
It looks like a rain gutter downspout channels the water underground below that walkway.  Maybe that broke and has been washing out the soil underneath for who knows how long?

If so, then not a sinkhole.
 
2014-02-20 08:19:14 PM
Ah, it's in Crime Hills. No real loss.
 
2014-02-20 08:22:49 PM
Is Florida a giant sink hole ready to suck or a giant suck hole ready to sink?

Either way it's a sand bar. Don't forget that.

If you must build in Florida, find a knowe, hillock, hammock, or hummock. A grassy knoll would also be good. A mound, dune or even an ant hill would be better than nothing.
 
2014-02-20 08:26:13 PM
They can't keep sucking buku farking amounts of water out of the ground and not start replacing it with something... Hello! You live on a big farkin sandbar!
 
2014-02-20 08:28:09 PM
This news is really depressing.
 
2014-02-20 08:31:46 PM
Seriously, I don't see how anybody can get property in Fla insured against natural / meteorological circumstances. Between sinkholes, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning ... you might as well live in a cardboard box.
 
2014-02-20 08:39:46 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Seriously, I don't see how anybody can get property in Fla insured against natural / meteorological circumstances. Between sinkholes, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning ... you might as well live in a cardboard box.


It's really farking expensive.
 
2014-02-20 08:39:49 PM
NOT A SINK HOLE!
 
2014-02-20 08:43:45 PM

supageil: It's really farking expensive.


YES...IT IS... But we don'y have to buy all that crap that the northern's do just to stay alive.
And if you own your home... it's a crap shoot worth taking...  IT'S WAS 83 HERE TODAY!
 
2014-02-20 08:45:05 PM
Isn't Florida basically swiss-cheese style limestone?
 
2014-02-20 08:51:59 PM

solokumba: supageil: It's really farking expensive.

YES...IT IS... But we don'y have to buy all that crap that the northern's do just to stay alive.
And if you own your home... it's a crap shoot worth taking...  IT'S WAS 83 HERE TODAY!


It was 70 in Dallas today. Since they released the fire ant zombie fly, the only problem here are rare and sparse tornados or hail.

Well, at least until the fracking destroys the water supply.
 
2014-02-20 08:52:25 PM
keep depleting your water table and see what you get
 
2014-02-20 08:57:50 PM
What no sinkhole insurance?
 
2014-02-20 09:03:07 PM
Florida is imploding

/film at 11
 
2014-02-20 09:24:03 PM
Welcome to Florida. Prepare to be sun kissed and earth sucked.
 
2014-02-20 09:35:09 PM
Mebbe they should stop sucking all the water out of the ground to keep their grass green and golf courses beautiful and stop "stealing" our water from us up here in N Florida.

Then again, my sink hole insurance (w/ earthquake coverage *and* volcano coverage) is like 8% of my monthly home owners insurance premium, and the 100% is pretty cheap
 
2014-02-20 09:49:35 PM

WhackingDay: Isn't Florida basically swiss-cheese style limestone?


Most central and north Florida. South of Tampa the limestone dives off really fast. The western and eastern portions of the panhandle are pretty safe, too.

brantgoose: If you must build in Florida, find a knowe, hillock, hammock, or hummock or a dune. A grassy knoll would also be good. A mound, dune or even an ant hill would be better than nothing.


Fixed. This is also pretty good advice.
 
2014-02-20 10:07:12 PM

brantgoose: Is Florida a giant sink hole ready to suck or a giant suck hole ready to sink?

Either way it's a sand bar. Don't forget that.

If you must build in Florida, find a knowe, hillock, hammock, or hummock. A grassy knoll would also be good. A mound, dune or even an ant hill would be better than nothing.


Not completely:
whyfiles.org
 
2014-02-20 10:07:59 PM
I remember when my mothers house started sinking. the insurance company refused to get a geological survey done because and I quote "there are no sinkholes in florida"
 
2014-02-20 10:14:43 PM
"Florida Sinkhole" is a redundancy.
 
2014-02-20 10:18:42 PM
Any day now....any day....
 
2014-02-20 11:37:09 PM

supageil: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Seriously, I don't see how anybody can get property in Fla insured against natural / meteorological circumstances. Between sinkholes, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning ... you might as well live in a cardboard box.

It's really farking expensive.


Too farking expensive, and even more so because Rick Scott has deregulated the insurance industry allowing the insurers to charge more.  Crist at least kept them in line for the most part.

Then again, the northeast has been hit with worse storms and hurricanes over the past couple years than have hit south Florida.
 
2014-02-21 12:11:20 AM
Sinkholes are old news.  The real story here is

Nicely Kept Home Found in Crime Hills
 
2014-02-21 06:30:38 AM
Possible sinkhole? What are the other possibilities?
 
2014-02-21 10:33:32 AM

ole prophet: brantgoose: Is Florida a giant sink hole ready to suck or a giant suck hole ready to sink?

Either way it's a sand bar. Don't forget that.

If you must build in Florida, find a knowe, hillock, hammock, or hummock. A grassy knoll would also be good. A mound, dune or even an ant hill would be better than nothing.

Not completely:
[whyfiles.org image 300x315]


Mmmmm...Clayey
 
2014-02-21 10:48:03 AM
Another sinkhole proves buying property in Florida can really suck

And yet they come, by the thousands, ripping up wild lands, destroying beautiful natural views, polluting streams, lakes and even the oceans, over taxing the ecologically sensitive lands and flooding the area with non-native, often harmful, wild life.

They drain swamps, pave over thousands of acres of woodlands for roads, drive in hundreds of thousands of water wells and screw up the normal drain and fill process of the underground water system.

Florida's mainly limestone and ancient coral base responds by collapsing when levels drop as the prehistoric water caverns and underground rivers are sucked nearly dry to green millions of lawns and replenishing rain water now gets channeled directly into the sea instead of seeping back into the ground.

One famous water cave system, a boon for tourists back in the 50s, had half of it's system dynamited closed because a highway was placed above it and the increasing heavy traffic began to crack the rock walls and cause cave-ins. (Ocala Caverns -- I think.)

And still they come down, to rape the land, destroy the beauty, turn forests into ATV trails, crowd and foul the once pristine beaches and take so many fish from the lakes, rivers, streams and lagoons that strict limits have to be applied.

My advice to all of you planning to live in the Land of Sunshine -- stay the f**k out before it all turns into a mangled, sinking ship.
 
2014-02-21 03:42:58 PM

solokumba: supageil: It's really farking expensive.

YES...IT IS... But we don'y have to buy all that crap that the northern's do just to stay alive.
And if you own your home... it's a crap shoot worth taking...  IT'S WAS 83 HERE TODAY!


SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!
 
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