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Florida Karst Sinkhole Information

Faithway Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida

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Faithway Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, FL Sinkhole of February 28, 2013

Faithway Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, FL Sinkhole of February 28, 2013


Bush Residence, Faithway Drive, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole Area Map
Faithway Drive, Seffner, Florida Sinkhole Area Map - Click on Map for a Larger Map that you can Download

I have created this map of the Karst sinkholes in Florida using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3. The sinkhole GIS data (depicted as yellow double-circles) is somewhat dated, and 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.

The subject sinkhole of this webpage, the Bush property, in Seffner, was geographically created from a variety of sources, the local news for the description of the incident and Google Earth, to obtain the latitude and longitude of the sinkhole location. This data was then entered into a new ESRI shapefile that I specifically created to match the State's sinkhole shapefile, and brought into this map.







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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08/19/2015 10:22 PM
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A sinkhole that swallowed a man alive two years ago collapses again on the site in Seffner, reviving the grief of his family.
09/16/2018 12:30 AM
Seffner, Florida - Wikipedia
Seffner is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.The population was 7,579 at the 2010 census, up from 5,467 at the 2000 census. ZIP codes for the Seffner area are 33584 and 33583.. Approximately 13 miles (21 km) east of downtown Tampa, Seffner serves as a suburban haven for commuters. While still characterized by towering live oak trees, strawberry ...
03/16/2013 03:58 AM
Body buried in Fla. sinkhole leaves troubling questions
Body buried in Fla. sinkhole leaves troubling questions. Authorities say it was too dangerous to find the body of a man who disappeared into a Florida sinkhole, but his family wanted more done.
03/13/2013 07:53 PM
10 Sinkholes That Appeared Out Of Nowhere - Listverse
On March 8, 2013, Mark Mihal was enjoying a round of golf with some friends when a sinkhole suddenly opened up directly below him, plunging him 18 feet down into a muddy pit.Startled, his friends ran to the clubhouse to alert the manager.
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09/18/2018 12:09 PM
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In February 2013, a sinkhole opened up in Seffner, a suburb of Tampa, and sucked in a man into the earth. He had been in his bedroom turning in for the night. The man and his bedroom furniture ...
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04/02/2013 12:27 PM
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Pictured: First haunting look INSIDE 100ft sinkhole that swallowed Florida man after it opened up under his house as he slept. Jeff Bush, 37, was sucked into the hole under his home in February
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Sinkhole Facts & Information
What are Sinkholes? A sinkhole can also be known to some as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, or doline. A sinkhole typically is a natural depression or hole in the Earth's surface caused by karst processes — the chemical and rapid dissolution of carbonate rocks or processes for example in sandstone.
09/16/2018 07:00 PM
The 2018 Florida Statutes - Florida Legislature
(b) The insurer shall make available, for an appropriate additional premium, coverage for sinkhole losses on any structure, including the contents of personal property contained therein, to the extent provided in the form to which the coverage attaches. The insurer may require an inspection of the property before issuance of sinkhole loss coverage
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03/13/2013 07:53 PM
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09/11/2018 09:33 AM
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Once a sinkhole is discovered and examined, the repair method depends on the size, stability, location, geological context, and the immediate cause of the sinkhole. In general, a hole that’s very small and very stable in an open area can simply be filled with dirt and restored with ground cover.
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GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links

GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links


Several very good descriptions and sinkhole facts can be found on this external webspage: CNN Foundation Technologies - FAQ


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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A sinkhole, also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline (the different terms for sinkholes are often used interchangeably), is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.Most are caused by karst processes—for example, the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes.
02/12/2014 04:58 AM
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A sinkhole formed Wednesday under the National Corvette Museum here, swallowing eight cars, according to its executive director.
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Cenote discovered under 1,000-year-old Mayan temple in Chichen Itza in Mexico 'Sacred sinkhole' discovered under 1,000-year-old Mayan temple... and it may eventually destroy the pyramid
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Sinkhole collapse is one of the most prevalent maintenance issues in our karst region. These collapses have the potential to be very detrimental to our subsurface streams.

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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