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#257004 - 03/01/13 04:09 PM Sinkhole in Hillsborough County
Herman30 Offline
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL -

A man was missing early Friday after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa. His brother says the man screamed for help before he disappeared.


http://www.wfla.com/story/21433254/man-trapped-in-a-sinkhole-in-bradon

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#257008 - 03/01/13 04:46 PM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Herman30]
ILBob Offline
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sounds like a B movie.
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#257011 - 03/01/13 05:07 PM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Herman30]
Tarzan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Washington
Oh my gosh! That's horrible!! My prayers are for this man. I can not think of a more horrendous death than being swallowed up by a sinkhole in your own bedroom.
Except maybe waking up married to Mimi from the Drew Carey show.

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#257031 - 03/02/13 03:44 AM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Herman30]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
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Loc: Bluegrass
Not sure how to prep for that. Imagine the nigtmares the surviving brother is going to have.

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#257033 - 03/02/13 04:03 AM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Herman30]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
What can you do? I read in another article that an inspection was recently conducted of the property to obtain home owner's insurance. Signs of a sinkhole are something the inspector would likely have looked for since Florida state law requires that sinkhole damage is covered by insurance. I guess there weren't any obvious or imminent warning signs at that time.

Boy, what are the chances of a sinkhole opening up literally right under your bed, and collapsing so fast that you don't have time to get to safety? How awful.

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#257039 - 03/02/13 05:14 AM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: MDinana]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Originally Posted By: MDinana
Not sure how to prep for that.
Agreed,thats a truly unexpected occurrence.

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#257040 - 03/02/13 05:15 AM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Herman30]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2380
Loc: Big Sky Country
Yeah, this is the kind of act of god it would be pretty hard to anticipate. So terrible.
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#257050 - 03/02/13 03:36 PM Re: Sinkhole in Hillsborough County [Re: Phaedrus]
Slatu Offline
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 11
Loc: Central New England
I have a friend around Naples, FL (Collier County). He has a few acres, and about 300' from his house is a nice 30' diameter sinkhole and he didn't mow the lawn within 50'. This is more common down there than you'd think.


Edited by Slatu (03/02/13 03:37 PM)

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