Even closer than Tampa Bay or Fort Myers, Tallahassee has sinkhole problems in our same Floridan Aquifer just across the state line. Will the Lowndes County Commission do anything about our sinkhole problems before people start losing their insurance and get sucked into holes in the ground?
Andy Alcock wrote for WCTV Wednesday, Tallahassee Woman Faces Sinkhole Problem,
Imagine living in a home you can't insure, no one wants to buy and it may not be safe.
A Tallahassee woman is currently facing that problem.
At first glance, her home in Tallahassee's Mission Manor neighborhood on the city's northwest side doesn't look much different from any of the other homes in the neighborhood.
Then about two years ago, homeowner Vickie Gordon found a problem.
"I started noticing that the doors were getting stuck in the bathroom, couldn't open them," said Gordon.
Then the issues became more noticeable.
Cracks started showing up all over the house.
After Gordon contacted her insurance company, investigators found sinkhole activity at her home.
I wish this part was a joke:
Experts said the problem could be fixed by injecting grout through 18 different pipes.
Fix massive underground cavities caused by overpumping water simply by injecting grout under one house? Somebody will make a profit on that, but it won't fix the problem.
Gordon tells us she's contacted both the city and county hoping to be bought out from her home.
But to this point, it hasn't worked.
Maybe our local governments can be more proactive about sinkholes in Lowndes County before bad things start happening to people here.