Sinkhole frequency map florida. Tallahassee florida geologists are in the process of creating a map that could determine where sinkholes are likely to occur. Geologists say sinkholes have been on the rise since tropical. They are only one of many kinds of karst landforms which include caves disappearing streams springs and underground drainage systems all of which occur in florida. Sinkholes of madison county florida 2008 this map was created by fcit and represents reported sinkhole events in madison county based on data gathered by the florida geological survey fgs and the florida department of environmental protection fdep.
According to a report by the state 211 property insurers responded that claims increased from 2360 in 2006 to 6694 in 2010. The house was the latest victim of one of the many sinkholes plaguing florida. These maps show the probability frequency and density of sinkhole activity in your neighborhood. Weve located a florida sinkhole map that you can use to see if you live near a sinkhole.
According to florida. In 2013 alone numerous massive sinkholes have made headlining news swallowing people cars homes and even a resort. Sinkholes are a common feature of floridas landscape.