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January 19, 2013

Ferguson officials band together to deal with sinkhole problem

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Fergsuon —

Collapses can be small or they can be huge and can occur where a house or road is on top.
Many Pulaski County natives know that the ground we live on sits atop a complex karst network (rocks dissolvable by water) that is susceptible to instability. 
The USGS states that damage from sinkholes is recorded most in Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. 
Upchurch, who will be watching her yard closely, along with Dobbs, for any signs of destabilization, had nothing but good things to say about the response to the situation.
“We’re very appreciative to everyone who was involved,” Upchurch said. “They went above and beyond what they had to do.”

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