• The White House lawn has a growing sinkhole - here's what happens when one swallows up an entire house

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    There's a sinkhole growing on the White House lawn .
    President Donald Trump isn't the only one whose home is at risk. The US Geological Survey estimates that 20% of Americans live in sinkhole-prone areas.
    But, most insurance policies don't cover it.
    Here's what happens when a sinkhole swallows your house.
    A sinkhole is growing on the White House grounds.
    It's no more than a few feet wide, but other sinkholes in or around Washington, DC, have swallowed cars or forced home evacuations in recent years.
    DC is, geologically, a swamp , and thus prone to sinkholes. Heavy rains, which have...
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  • The White House lawn has developed a big sinkhole - here's probably what caused it

    The White House lawn has developed a big sinkhole - here's probably what caused it

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    On Tuesday, White House reporters tweeted photos of a big sinkhole that developed on the North Lawn.
    Sinkholes are often caused by heavy storms. As more rain seeps into cracks in the ground and beneath the sediment, the water carves out a cavern.
    Washington, DC saw thunderstorms last week.
    Sinkholes can happen anywhere. In 2013, a 30-foot-wide opened in the ground in Florida, swallowing a man and his house.
    Sinkholes, like the one that recently formed on the White House North Lawn , are really just hidden holes in the ground.
    While a sinkhole on the White House lawn may seem unusual...
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