Sinkholes Galore

From one end of Florida to the other, the threat of sinkholes are imminent.

“We’re going to have more sinkholes, that’s just a result of living here in Florida,” said Harley Means.

Florida geologists say the rainy summer has helped speed up the process for many of these sinks across the state. Several Florida sinkholes have made headlines after forming in heavily populated areas like the one near Disney World earlier this month.

As common as sinkholes are geologist say man has helped speed up the process.

“Certain times of the year or certain events can trigger sinkholes.”

Officials say sinkholes like the one in East Tallahassee near retaining ponds are common.

The Tallahassee sinkhole opened up last week although unlikely to cause any damage to nearby houses people in the area say they will keep a close on the hole.

“It doesn’t worry me too bad. It worries me a little about peoples houses close to it,” said Bart Herndon.

With more people moving to Florida, geologist say the number of sinkhole reports will undoubtedly go up. Creating a possible recipe for disaster.

“We can’t predict exactly when and where a sinkhole will occur.”

Sinkholes are most common from Central Florida through the Big Bend in North Florida.


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