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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.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
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.