Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 10:16 PM
rayb's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,723
Send a message via AIM to rayb Send a message via Skype™ to rayb
Default Sink Hole

For those that have never seen a sink hole in Florida this is it. This is one of our big ones. It is still growing and many homes around it have been evacuated.

(img)http://www.cruise-forums.com/gallery2/galleries/165/1436.jpg(:/img)

__________________
RayB

Cruising on Ruby Princess: September 22, 2015. 10 Days, From New York to Quebec City. My 98th Cruise!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 10:17 PM
rayb's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,723
Send a message via AIM to rayb Send a message via Skype™ to rayb
Default Re: Sink Hole

Try again:

(img)http://www.cruise-forums.com/gallery2/galleries/165/1436.jpg(/img)

__________________
RayB

Cruising on Ruby Princess: September 22, 2015. 10 Days, From New York to Quebec City. My 98th Cruise!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 10:20 PM
rayb's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,723
Send a message via AIM to rayb Send a message via Skype™ to rayb
Default Re: Sink Hole

One more time:




__________________
RayB

Cruising on Ruby Princess: September 22, 2015. 10 Days, From New York to Quebec City. My 98th Cruise!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 10:52 PM
rollerdonna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Caribou River, Nova Scotia
Posts: 16,297
Default Re: Sink Hole

Woah! what causes those Ray?

donna

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 10:54 PM
bigjohn461's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hot Springs, Ark.(just below farrimco
Posts: 4,118
Default Re: Sink Hole

Whoa Nellie BOzo...That is a big one Ray...hope it is not anywhere near you and Helen. I noticed the school zone signs on the roadway..how close is to the school?

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 19th, 2004, 11:46 PM
rayb's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,723
Send a message via AIM to rayb Send a message via Skype™ to rayb
Default Re: Sink Hole

It is very close to a School.

Big John it is north east of us about 35 miles.

Cause, maybe, is we had a lot rain during the hurricanes. Now the water is drying up and the limestone is giving away causing the earth to fall in.



Post Edited (12-19-04 22:48)
__________________
RayB

Cruising on Ruby Princess: September 22, 2015. 10 Days, From New York to Quebec City. My 98th Cruise!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,261
Send a message via MSN to belgique
Default Re: Sink Hole

Wow! Is there any "PERFECT" place to live???? Up here in Northern Michigan we have vile, long, nasty winters, gorgeous summers, no hurricanes or tornados, no earthquakes - just 6 months of horrible weather.

Where is it perfect? I want to move there.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 12:56 AM
Terri Ann
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Sink Hole



How deep is that thing? Looks like the pool area at that house is going to go. Geeze, does insurance cover a disaster like that? How sad to know that the earth may swallow your property. Mother Nature sure is irritated this year.


Terri
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 07:08 AM
karessamom's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 674
Send a message via Yahoo to karessamom
Default Re: Sink Hole

YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKES!!!! I would hate to have been traveling on that road when it gave in. Hope no one was hurt or at least too badly.



Post Edited (12-20-04 06:11)
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 07:47 AM
VTJen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sink Hole

Very scary.

VTJen
Sensation 2/2003
Majesty of the Seas 3/2004
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Tweety's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Oviedo, Florida
Posts: 3,581
Default Re: Sink Hole

Eh Gads another thing to worry about. That doesn't look like fun.

__________________

Carnival Glory
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,526
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default Re: Sink Hole

OMG Ray,
Thats huge!!!

__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 10:13 AM
MichelleP's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: sunny Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,362
Default Re: Sink Hole

The school he mentioned is where my husband went to high school. My in-laws live in that town, but luckily not close to the sink hole.

My sister- and brother-in-law had looked to buy a house right in there a while ago. They're glad they didn't now!

Cheers,
Michelle P.

__________________

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Re: Sink Hole

YIKES!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2004, 12:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 7,373
Default Re: Sink Hole

Unfortunately you will find that insurance companies here in Florida have an exclusion for sinkholes and that is another entirely differant type of insurance. For some strange reason you are also able to claim damages against the person who sold you the property in most cases too. I don;t understand why but there it is. As for why they happen. Florida is on top of a huge limestone formation from when this used to be the seafloor and fresh water eats away at it and causes huge underwater caverns and tunnels. When a cavern goes dry or there is very little limestone left on top the roof sometimes caves in and there you have the beginnings of a sinkhole.
Jim

__________________
24 cruises and counting!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old December 21st, 2004, 04:02 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,062
Default Re: Sink Hole

Ray-Yikes!!! Jim-thanks for the info.
Florida:scary looking bugs,sinkholes,hurricanes..Hmmm...I think I would move to California if I had to choose between the two!!

__________________
NCL Jewel March 14/08(Southern Caribb.)VALOR Jan. 7 /07(Western Caribb. again!)
VALOR Jan/05-our first family cruise was great!
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old December 21st, 2004, 09:14 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 7,373
Default Re: Sink Hole

California = earthquakes, firestorms, Santa Ana winds, and volcanos. Lived both places, Calif is nice but I prefer Florida. <G>
Jim

__________________
24 cruises and counting!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
oviedo, sinkhole, sinkholes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MIL thinks it will sink : ) KateP First-Time Cruisers 6 March 4th, 2005 06:07 PM
More sink Holes rayb Chit - Chat for Cruisers 8 January 11th, 2005 09:47 AM
When Things Sink In :) Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 4 September 27th, 2004 08:34 PM
Everything but the kitchen sink! Maggie Ask CruiseMates Staff 8 January 27th, 2004 04:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1