Although almost everyone is aware of the tragic sinkhole which opened in Febrary and caused the death of Jeff Bush, most people are not aware of the roughy 20 sinkholes which have opened up in the area since then.  Some of these dramatic fallouts include the following:

  • Last Saturday, Tom Manus was forced to leave his home after a sinkhole was discovered underneath his porch on North Country Hill in Plant City.
  • Last Sunday, a Bob Evans restaurant in Seffner was forced to close after employees suddenly discovered huge cracks to the restaurants ceiling, walls and floors.
  • That same day, a family in Tampa was forced to evacuate their home on Jean Street after a sinkhole opened up in the front yard.
  • On Wednesday of this week, a 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up beneath a car on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa.

Clearly, sinkholes continue to be a huge problem in the Tampa Bay area and the heavy rains associated with a tropical storm greatly exacerbate the sudden collapse of soil into these void conditions.  Although it may be almost impossible to predict where a sinkhole will open up next, it is vitally important to make sure you have appropriate sinkhole coverage on your homeowners insurance policy in order to protect your home from the damage caused by these nature disasters.

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K.C. Williams III
Managing Partner who has spent his entire career representing Florida insurance and personal injury claims.