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Sinkholes in Dunedin? Here's What You Need to Know

The Florida Geological Survey offers frequently asked questions about sinkholes

A sinkhole swallows a man as he sleeps in his bedroom in Hillsborough County, making national headlines.

A second one opens up just a few days later less than 2 miles away.

In Pinellas County, a smaller sinkhole opens up in front of the Largo Mall. And reports of another in a Palm Harbor neighborhood prompt the temporary evacuation of three homes.

Seems like sinkholes are popping up everywhere, leaving Dunedin residents and folks all over Florida uneasy and with plenty of questions. Luckily, the Florida Geological Survey has answers in the form of its online Frequently Asked Questions document.

Check out the FAQ above to learn more about sinkholes in Florida.

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Charlie Martin March 05, 2013 at 06:34 PM
when will Florida be compensated by those pumping and selling its ground water
cottage March 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM
I traveled to Tarpon Springs and Dunedin with cash in the bank and the intent to buy a house and I met people along the road trip fleeing FL because of the sinkholes, having sold to their homes to blissfully ignorant Northerners filled with visions of an idyllic beach life. I visited the cities at length, enjoyed the people and the lifestyle but after researching the massive deficit of both doctors and insurers in Florida, I realized this was the last place to feel safe with my nest egg and my physical safety. I also used Sperling's website to research air and water quality when I had trouble breathing though I have no respiratory condition, and discovered that the breathable air that looks so lovely is actually quite filled with Mercury, Sulfur Oxides and the city water is 40% less safe than the national average. Fort Meyer is cleaner on both points but the crime stats deterred me as well as the highest auto insurances in the nation, as well as the points enumerated above. I also saw incredible poverty of working class people in each city and who couldn't obtain state funded medical or food programs because of budget cuts. Florida is great for a vacation and if you have money that you can afford to kiss goodbye if it ends up in a sinkhole but it is a state of chaos.

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