Northwest Florida is much less susceptible to sinkholes according to the DEP.
Last week, the agents at Realty Masters were glued to the news stations covering the unfortunate incident in South Florida with the sinkhole that swallowed a man sleeping in his bed.
This incident occurred in Southern Florida near Tampa and got us thinking so we did some research.
Turns out, Northwest Florida is extremely lucky in this respect- check out this map of reported sinkholes in Florida.
|Florida Sinkholes~ Northwest Florida (Escambia and Santa Rosa County) are the first two counties in NW FL|
A few fun facts about sinkholes:
- Sinkholes are a part of the Florida topography.
- Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties are in Area IV as designated by the Department of Environmental Protection.
- Area IV topography allows for very few sinkholes as the ground cover is more than 200 feet thick. However, large sinkholes may occur.
- Sinkholes can be caused by drought and heavy rains.
Of course, make sure to have your property and home inspected for these risks as they can still exist. Check with your insurance agent to ask questions about sinkhole coverage as part of your insurance policy! .
Want to view photos of sinkholes? Check out this impressive sinkhole gallery from MSNBC.
For more information on Florida sinkholes and for the full database of Florida area sinkholes, check out the Department of Environmental Protections Map and website here.
If you are interested in moving to the Pensacola area and are in need of a home to rent or real estate to buy, give our friendly agents a call at (850) 473-3983 or visit our website at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
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