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Intersection: The Science Of Sinkholes


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Insurance specialist Patrick Joy and UCF engineering professor Manoj Chopra. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

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A cluster of sinkholes in an Ocala neighborhood has forced some residents to move out. Engineers are testing the ground to see what’s caused the sinkholes and when it might be safe for those residents to return home.

Florida is a sinkhole prone state, but there’s still a lot to learn about how they form.

UCF engineering professor Manoj Chopra explains the science of sinkholes, and insurance specialist Patrick Joy joins the conversation with tips on how to be sinkhole savvy.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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