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Sinkholes

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  • Citizens says it has settled 1,669 sinkhole claims since April

    Citizens says it has settled 1,669 sinkhole claims since April
    In the eight months after settling sinkhole damage claims by more than 300 policyholders, Citizens Property Insurance Co. settled about 1,350 additional claims, the company announced Friday. The settlements reduced by nearly 70 percent a backlog of more...
  • Homes evacuated after sinkhole swallows car in Florida

    Homes evacuated after sinkhole swallows car in Florida
    Residents in central Florida on Tuesday monitored the threat of a hole that swallowed a car sitting in a driveway and forced six families to evacuate their homes. The hole measured 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep as of Monday afternoon, but officials said...
  • 818 Roundup: Man rescued from home fire; Sinkhole forms after water main break

    818 Roundup: Man rescued from home fire; Sinkhole forms after water main break
    Good morning, 818! Today is Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 58 degrees and a low of 40 degrees with a 30 to 40% chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. In case you missed them, here are...
  • Large sinkhole temporarily closes street in Salisbury Township

    Large sinkhole temporarily closes street in Salisbury Township
    A street collapsed under a garbage truck Tuesday morning in Salisbury Township, forming a 4-foot-deep sinkhole that forced crews to shut down utilities. The garbage truck managed to get over the hole in the 800 block of South 25th Street with one of...
  • PennEast must prove pipeline can withstand sinkholes

    PennEast must prove pipeline can withstand sinkholes
    PennEast's Nov. 7 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filing, "Draft Resource Report 1," a 334-page file, does not mention sinkhole hazards. This document also does not refer to a 31-page section about the risk assessment of sinkhole subsidence in...
  • Bethlehem Township homes evacuated after PPL truck falls into sinkhole over gas line; water main break is blamed

    Bethlehem Township homes evacuated after PPL truck falls into sinkhole over gas line; water main break is blamed
    A water main break Thursday night in Bethlehem Township opened up a cavernous sinkhole that swallowed two work trucks Friday morning and forced the evacuation of several nearby homes when officials feared a gas line might rupture and explode. While no...
  • West Hartford Water Main Break Caused Sinkhole

    West Hartford Water Main Break Caused Sinkhole
    WEST HARTFORD — A water main pipe broke near the intersection of Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Road Tuesday afternoon causing a small sinkhole, town officials said. Water was turned off to businesses in the area and the southbound side of LaSalle...
  • Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopens after water main break

    Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopens after water main break
    Traffic lanes in both directions on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopened late Thursday after crews worked to repair a water main break, authorities said. The break occurred near Pacific Coast Highway and Trancas Canyon Road about 7 p.m. and...
  • Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation

    Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation
    On an archaeological dig in Arizona in the 1960s, something gnawed at paleontologist Larry Agenbroad every time human artifacts were uncovered. The excavation team went wild taking photographs and planning articles to burnish their credentials. But they...
  • Sinkhole opens at Austin Peay football stadium

    Sinkhole opens at Austin Peay football stadium
    A large sinkhole was discovered at Austin Peay State University's football stadium, complicating a construction project at the facility,TheLeafChronicle.com reports.   The hole formed where the football field meets the track that surrounds the field....
  • Pembroke Pines sinkhole swallows tractor-trailer cab

    Pembroke Pines sinkhole swallows tractor-trailer cab
    The cab of a tractor trailer became partially submerged when a sinkhole opened up in Pembroke Pines, police said. It happened about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 14200 block of Pines Boulevard, officials said. The red cab of the Southeastern rig was pulling...