Amazingly, just recently a Disney area sinkhole swallowed a time-share building on August 12th. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured or killed, but residents say they had only minutes to evacuate. Sinkholes are extremely rare, even in Central Florida, but there are steps that everyone can take in preparing for a sinkhole, in the rare event of one swallowing your home and thus making you one of the least-luckiest people alive.
This should go without saying, but you should prepare and assemble your ‘disaster kit’ BEFORE a disaster strikes. Emergency measures to escape from your Orlando-area rental home don’t work as effectively if they are not assembled until after the disaster has occurred.
You probably hear local news stations reminding you to stock up on water and canned foods before a hurricane or tropical storm. They outline what you need to have on hand in your house assuming you won’t have power or access to transportation for a while. These tips are great, but most of them won’t do if you’re preparing for a sinkhole.
So, how do you prepare for a sinkhole? You could work on your sprinting techniques to be able to get out of the home as quickly as possible, or you could buy one of those grappling guns like Batman so that you can save yourself should you start falling (literally) into a Central Florida sinkhole.