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Where are sinkholes most likely to occur in Florida?

Friday, October 26, 2018

The “Top 10” Florida counties with the highest incidence of sinkhole activity are Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pinellas, Citrus, Polk, Orange, Seminole, and Lake counties. Hernado, Pasco, and Hillborough alone account for two-thirds of all the sinkhole damage insurance claims statewide, and the three-county area is known as “Sinkhole Alley.”

    Also see our articles When are sinkholes most likely to occur? and How can I tell if a sunken area in my yard is a sinkhole? If you want to dive into the details of the underlying geology of sinkholes around the state, click on the image below to download the “Sinkhole Type, Development and Distribution in Florida” map by United States Department of the Interior Geologic Survey.

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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about SINKHOLES:

Why do so many more sinkholes open up after a hurricane?

What is a chimney sinkhole? 

What are the warning signs of a sinkhole? 

What causes sinkholes? 


How can homebuyers protect themselves against buying a house over a sinkhole?  

What is my chance of buying a Florida home over a sinkhole? 

• How does a repaired sink hole under a house affect its market value?

  
Are there sinkholes in The Villages, Florida?

• Are sinkholes happening more often? 

What are the basic facts about sinkholes? 
  
• Does homeowners insurance in Florida include coverage for sinkhole damage? 

Should I be concerned about an old sinkhole on a property?

• Should I be concerned about my house if a sinkhole opens in my neighbor's yard? 

What are the Florida law regarding sinkhole insurance?

Can a home inspector determine if there are any sinkholes on a property?

Is it safe to buy a house with sinkhole foundation repair?

How can I tell whether my house foundation problems are caused by a sinkhole or expansive clay soil? 

   Visit our SINKHOLES page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.



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