By now, you may have seen the video of the sinkhole swallowing portions of a forest in Louisiana, but – like all classic films – it is worth seeing again.

Louisiana Sinkhole
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This video should serve as a shocking reminder of the sudden and brutal nature of not only sinkholes, but of all natural disasters.  Within the past few weeks, we have witnessed numerous sudden and catastrophic collapses – not the least of which include this scene in Louisiana, the violent collapse of the vacation condos near Disney World, and the numerous smaller sinkholes that have opened locally due to the heavy rainfall.

Now more than ever, it is important to check your homeowners insurance policy to verify that you have adequate coverage to protect your family in case your home suffers damage from sinkhole activity, hurricane, fire or other type of loss.  Although you may not be able to prevent Mother Nature from having her way with your property, you can take steps to protect yourself from the financial impact of such loss and to get yourself back on your feet again.