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Who Buys Sinkhole Insurance? These People!

Published May 6, 2012 - 4 Comments

Watching the news yesterday, and a story came on about a giant sinkhole that is collapsing in the backyard of a Florida residence.  The pictures are incredible.  Where there was once a beautiful backyard … now there is an ever-growing giant hole in the ground.  The damn thing is getting bigger and it’s only a matter of time before it swallows up the house.

Sinkholes are nothing new.  They show up in the news every once in awhile, and the pictures are always amazing.  But never have I heard of sinkhole insurance being mentioned.  Until now.

Just when you’re thinking that these people are screwed, and their beautiful home is now worthless, the newscaster announces that the family’s sinkhole insurance policy would cover the cost of their losses.  Sinkhole insurance?!?  Really?  What are the chances?  It seems almost as likely as a meteor crashing through the roof of your house, or a giant radioactive lizard stomping on it like lego.

Then again, the insurance company probably won’t cover that.. since it’s an Act of God-zilla

*groan*