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Florida Matters Preview: The Sinkhole State

South Florida Information Access
U.S. Geological Survey

Sinkholes are making headlines again in Florida, and that has many homeowners concerned about how such a disaster could impact their neighborhoods.

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about sinkholes and what homeowners – like those who suffered damage after last month’s sinkhole in Pasco County -- can do to protect themselves and their property.

In an effort to combat sinkhole insurance fraud, the state passed a law in 2011 that limits what insurance companies are liable for.

In this preview, Kevin Guthrie, Pasco County’s Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety, and insurance expert Dr. Chuck Nyce with Florida State University, discuss how the current rules are impacting homeowners.