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Updated: 03/06/2013 02:44:02PM

This is how your insurance covers you for sinkholes

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Michael Carlson


Demolition experts watch as the home of Jeff Bush, 37, is destroyed Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a sinkhole opened up underneath it late Thursday evening swallowing Bush, 37, in Seffner, Fla. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was almost covered by the house, and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened Thursday night.

By Michael Carlson

Executive Director, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida

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Following the terrible sinkhole collapse and the tragic loss of life in Seffner, Florida, there was some confusion over whether the sinkhole loss would be covered under the family’s homeowners insurance policy.

I would like to shed some light on that.

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