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  • East Monument Street reopens after $7 million sinkhole repair

    East Monument Street reopens after $7 million sinkhole repair
    City officials on Wednesday removed orange construction cones and barrels from two blocks of East Monument Street that had been swallowed by a huge sinkhole this summer, unveiled an "Open for Business" sign on a lamppost and marked the end of a five-...
  • Sinkhole Damage Isn't Covered By Standard Homeowner's Insurance In Connecticut

     Sinkhole Damage Isn't Covered By Standard Homeowner's Insurance In Connecticut
    If a home is swallowed by a sinkhole, the damage is not covered by a standard homeowner's insurance policy in Connecticut, according to the state Insurance Department. Sinkholes have alarmed the public recently since a man and his bedroom fell into one...
  • Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole

    Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole
     You never know when and where the next sinkhole will open up in Central Florida. On Monday, a new one appeared in Windermere.  I remember in 1981 covering the famous Winter Park sinkhole that grabbed international attention largely because of its size...
  • Sinkhole causes guest housing collapse at resort near Disney World

    Officials on Monday were dealing with the aftermath of an overnight sinkhole at a resort near Disney World that partially swallowed one residential villa and forced guests to flee for their lives. None of the guests reported injuries late Sunday night,...
  • Video shows Louisiana sinkhole swallowing trees

    Video shows Louisiana sinkhole swallowing trees
    A sinkhole opened up underneath these trees in Louisiana, sucking them into the ground. Authorities say it first appeared last year, causing nearby residents to be evacuated. Town officials were taking video of water currents when they captured the...
  • Louisiana sinkhole video: Watch grove of trees disappear below ground

    Louisiana sinkhole video: Watch grove of trees disappear below ground
    A group of trees got sucked into a Louisiana sinkhole earlier this week, and you can watch them disappear right before your eyes. The opening frames of the three-minute video, above, seem to portray a peaceful bayou scene with nothing out of the...
  • Springfield intersection closes after sinkhole opens

    Springfield intersection closes after sinkhole opens
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A sudden sinkhole swallowed part of a Springfield road. City Utilities crews discovered the sinkhole Monday and they say it's the biggest they've seen in Springfield. The crews found the sinkhole as they were installing water mains...
  • Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets

    Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets
    Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area. The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
  • City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars

    City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars
    As a relentless rainstorm battered the Chicago area early Thursday morning, Laide Giwa watched her Dodge Charger drop into a sinkhole. The hole — which had already swallowed two vehicles before claiming Giwa's car —was not caused by the rain...
  • Water bill whirlpool

    Water bill whirlpool
    There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
  • Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above

    Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above
    It started with a question: "Can we bring our quadcopter to the Orlando Sentinel?" Ummm….of course. But, what’s a quadcopter? Dylon York of Fiction, a Winter Park-based video production company, asked if he and a few of his co-workers...