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Sinkhole opens under Florida resort complex

Postby tankee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:11 pm

All 105 people staying at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, near Disney World, were safely evacuated when the ground gave way on Sunday night.

By Monday morning, nearly a third of the complex had collapsed into a sinkhole up to 100ft (30m) in diameter.

Much of Florida straddles a system of limestone caverns that are subject to water erosion, causing them to cave in.

In March, a sinkhole beneath a house in the suburbs of Tampa, swallowed a man who was in his bed. His body was never recovered.

The state requires home insurers to provide coverage against sinkholes....


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23668885

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Re: Sinkhole opens under Florida resort complex

Postby tankee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:12 pm

scary part is that sinkhole is so common in Florida that the state requires home insurers to provide coverage against it

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Re: Sinkhole opens under Florida resort complex

Postby atrecord » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:39 pm

tankee wrote:scary part is that sinkhole is so common in Florida that the state requires home insurers to provide coverage against it


And isn't it strange that people still decide to stay put when they know that anyone can be swallowed up without warning anytime...

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