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Florida Karst Sinkhole Information and

GIS Studies of Sinkholes

Click Here for a Partial List of Sinkhole Attorneys Webpage

Click Here for My Florida Sinkholes by County Maps

Click Here for Information about the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana.

Click here for a list of online news articles about Florida sinkholes.

Latest Sinkholes in Florida

Latest Sinkholes in Florida

Processing the GIS data, map results will be published here as it available.

2013-06-04 - Latest Florida Sinkhole, 2300 Roxbury Road, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida information.

To view this location in Google Earth (GE), download this KMZ file. You must have GE installed to be able to load it up in Google Earth, or import it into a GIS program, like QGIS.

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12215 Anne Kenia Drive Thonososassa Florida Sinkhole

2013-04-12 - Latest Florida Sinkhole, 12215 Anne Kenia Drive, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida information.

2013-03-26 - Latest Florida Sinkhole, 5315 Peach Ave, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida information being processed. Please visit later today for a map and until then, you can download a Google KMZ file, to view the location in Google Earth.

To view this location in Google Earth (GE), download this KMZ file. You must have GE installed to be able to load it up in Google Earth, or import it into a GIS program, like QGIS.

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Sinkhole - 1427 Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida

Added March 24, 2013 -Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida Area Sinkhole Map - Click here or on Map, for a Larger Map that you can Download and a KMZ link that you can use in Google Earth.

What is interesting about this sinkhole is that on 8 April 2010, a sinkhole appeared in the roadway, in front of a neighboring home, street number 1434.

To view this location in Google Earth (GE), download this KMZ file. You must have GE installed to be able to load it up in Google Earth, or import it into a GIS program, like QGIS.

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Mississippi Run, Weeki Wachee, Hernando County, Florida Sinkhole information being processed. Please visit later today for a map and Google KMZ file, to view in Google Earth.

To view this location in Google Earth (GE), download this KMZ file. You must have GE installed to be able to load it up in Google Earth, or import it into a GIS program, like QGIS.






Sinkholes in Florida

Sinkholes in Florida

Harbor Drive, Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Sinkhole Area Map

This one turned out to be just a scare because of tiles dislodged.

Added March 5, 2013 - Harbor Drive, Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Sinkhole Area Map.

Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Area Sinkhole Map - Click here or on Map, for a Larger Map that you can Download and a KMZ link that you can use in Google Earth.

News Source:

Sinkhole Scare in Palm Harbor: Homeowner thought that a Sinkhole had Opened in her House


1204 Cedar Tree Lane, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole Area Map

Added March 4, 2013 - 1204 Cedar Tree Lane, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole Area Map.

Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida Area Sinkhole Map - Click here or on Map, for a Larger Map that you can Download


Bush Residence, Faithway Drive, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole Area Map

Added March 1, 2013 - Bush Residence, Faithway Drive, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole.

Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida Area Sinkhole Map - Click here or on Map, for a Larger Map that you can Download


Wax Berry Court Sinkhole, Windermere, Orange County, Florida

Added November 13, 2012 - Wax Berry Court Sinkhole, Windermere, Orange County, Florida. Click Here or on the map thumbnail at left to Go to a Special Webpage for this Sinkhole.


Shoal Drive Sinkhole, Hudson, Pasco County, Florida

Added June 23, 2012 - Shoal Drive Sinkhole, Hudson, Pasco County, Florida. Click Here or on the map thumbnail at left to Go to a Special Webpage for this Sinkhole.




Florida Sinkhole Map - Click on Map for a Larger Map

I have created this map of the Karst sinkholes in Florida using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3. I have also used this map as a basis for a time-lapse video, which will be posted on this webpage shortly. The State of Florida footprint, and the county footprints were created from some generic GIS data that I had found online, years ago; the sinkhole GIS data was downloaded from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection webpage about the Florida Geological Survey, Subsidence Incident Reports. The webpage a that link will prompt your for a valid email address, before you can download any GIS data about Karst Sinkholes, which they refer to as subsidence incidents.






Florida Sinkhole Insurance

Florida Sinkhole Insurance


In January, 2011, Senate Bill 408, also known as SB 408, was signed into law. This law seems to impact the residents of Pasco and Hernando Counties, the hardest. If you have property in the areas of Florida that are susceptable to sinkholes, then you should review your Florida insurance policies and the Florida Sinkhole legislation, then contact your insurance agent for sinkhole coverage, or a sinkhole attorney.



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05/25/2020 08:02 PM
Florida Sinkhole Insurance Facts | Earth Tech
In Florida, insurance companies are required to provide homeowners insurance coverage that includes damage from “catastrophic ground cover collapse.” They are also required to offer sinkhole damage coverage as an option, and it generally appears in a rider that comes at an additional cost.
05/27/2020 07:14 AM
Find Sinkhole Insurance Savings in Florida | Trusted Choice
The average single sinkhole insurance claim in Florida is more than $140,000. The majority of claims were in regions well known for sinkhole activity, including Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties.
05/26/2020 11:43 PM
Florida Sinkhole Insurance - Do You Need It? | Dimmitt ...
Florida is one of a small number of states that has legislation concerning sinkhole insurance – but the law is known as Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse. The law enumerates four conditions that your homeowner’s insurance claim must meet for your homeowner’s insurance policy to cover a catastrophic ground cover collapse.
05/23/2020 01:31 PM
Sinkhole Insurance in Florida: The Saga - Williams Law
Sinkhole Insurance in Florida: The Saga A new law regarding sinkhole insurance became effective this past January, just in time for one of the worst sinkhole seasons Florida has seen in years. This law will especially impact residents of two particular counties, Pasco and Hernando, because private insurers are no longer required to automatically include sinkhole coverage in homeowner policies.
05/22/2020 12:32 AM
Sinkhole Insurance in Florida: What is it and do I need it?
The “Sinkhole” endorsement provides more complete coverage over and above Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse.   All insurance companies are required to offer the Sinkhole endorsement but this does not mean that you can always get the coverage added to your policy. swimming hole formed inside of a sinkhole
05/20/2020 08:23 PM
Sinkhole Page - Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Section 627.706(2)(a), Florida Statutes requires authorized insurers to cover catastrophic ground cover collapse, but damage, outside a catastrophic ground cover collapse, caused by a sinkhole may not be covered by your policy if it does not specifically include sinkhole coverage.
05/26/2020 09:31 AM
Sinkhole FAQ | Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Current Florida law requires that insurance companies provide catastrophic ground collapse coverage which insures in the event a sinkhole abruptly forms as a visible hole at land surface under an insured structure and damages it based upon specific criteria defined by Florida Statute 627.706. Insurance coverage for sinkhole activity which does ...
05/18/2020 07:13 PM
What the Law Says About Sinkhole Insurance | Earth Tech
Insurance law in Florida states that a sinkhole claim must be paid only if there is structural damage that includes damage to the foundation, and it must exceed a certain variance in the building code.   It must also cause the structural system to be unable to support the load or weight it was designed to support.
05/24/2020 05:09 AM
Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine
(4)  An insurer offering sinkhole coverage to policyholders before or after the adoption of s. 30, chapter 2007-1, Laws of Florida, may nonrenew the policies of policyholders maintaining sinkhole coverage at the option of the insurer, and provide an offer of coverage that includes catastrophic ground cover collapse and excludes sinkhole coverage.
05/27/2020 07:21 AM
Sinkholes | Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Sinkhole Frequently Asked Questions If there is a threatof physical harm, please call your local law enforcement agency. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection does not inspect possible sinkholes. Many common questions involving sinkholes are answered by the FAQs below. Should you have additional questions, you may call the FGSSinkhole Helpline,850


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GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links

GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links



How Sinkholes Form is a very informative webpage about sinkholes in Florida, it is hosted by the St. Johns River Water Management District.


Some local and state-wide GIS data can be found on the St. Johns River Water Management District's GIS Development Program.



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About this Webpage

I enjoy working with GIS data and try to find new things to keep my skills honed with.

Within these pages, I am performing some GIS tasks about the Karst Sinkholes in Florida. After seeing the news about the 100 foot-side sinkhole that had opened up behind a house in Windermere, Florida, I decided to see what was available for historic sinkhole data and started developing this webpage, complete with a time-lapse video of the historic locations of the sinkholes.

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