Category: Sinkholes in the News

September 9, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

Thats right, well kind of. A sinkhole opened up on the Upper West Side of New York swallowing a BMW and part of a dance studio several weeks ago. Granted the sinkhole was the result of a water main break and not necessarily natural causes like we associate with sinkholes here in Florida. In similar…

September 5, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

While the two may seem completely unrelated, a hurricane on the surface and a sinkhole below the ground, hurricanes, storms and heavy rains can have a dramatic impact on sinkhole formation. In fact, heavy rain may be the biggest driving force in sinkhole development. Everyone probably thinks of sinkhole activity as a hole below the…

March 25, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

Citizens has decided to try to restore its public image and send out “settlement” offers to every one of its insureds with a confirmed sinkhole claim. The offer is three pages long and is clearly a form letter with nothing but the dates and names changed. This “offer” is a joke and here is why….

September 24, 2013 by Morgan Barfield

The Miami Herald printed an article on September 21st that was soon followed up by the Tampa Bay Times the next day bashing Citizens for the litigation tactics and for denying claims. I appreciate the articles mostly because it exposes Citizens for what we see everyday in the legal community. Citizens has taken the stance…

August 17, 2013 by Morgan Barfield

Q&A: What you should know about sinkholes August 12, 2013|By Eloísa Ruano González, Orlando Sentinel A 100-foot-wide sinkhole that swallowed buildings at the Summer Bay Resort near Walt Disney World late Sunday was a sudden — and scary — reminder that sinkholes are a Florida reality. Quick evacuations meant that no one was injured. But…

August 16, 2013 by Morgan Barfield

If anyone knows Tiger Woods, tell him to call me. He apparently is having issues with part of his dining room in his $60 million Jupiter home sinking. From what I have read they are proposing some partial underpins. Hey Tiger, read my prior posts on how partial pinning doesn’t work. It shows that no…