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Florida Matters Preview: The Sinkhole State

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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.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.