Emergency officials now urging residents near giant sinkhole to check homes for sinking, holes, cracks; Immediately report changes

Published: August 26th, 2012 at 1:42 pm ET
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Title: 8:50 a.m. Morning Briefing
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Aug 26, 2012

Drilling operations with Texas Brine continue. Another stage of casing has been installed and the concrete has been poured. It must set for a 24 hr. period.

OEP [Assumption Office of Emergency Preparedness] continues to urge residents, those that have evacuated and those that remain home, to check their homes for any changes such as cracks, ground holes, sinking, etc. Anything unusual or out of the ordinary should be reported to OEP immediately. All reports will be forwarded to DNR for proper investigation.

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Published: August 26th, 2012 at 1:42 pm ET
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4 comments to Emergency officials now urging residents near giant sinkhole to check homes for sinking, holes, cracks; Immediately report changes

  • dodge

    Difficult situation for those home owners… cracks show up after the ground has sunk under their homes… they (officials)need to know but it's a little late once the cracks appear. It's not like they are going to fix or stop them, but they might expand their area of concern.

  • patb2009

    At the rate this thing is expanding, they should not allow people to sleep in the houses near the risk area.

    If the brine caverns fail, the ground could open up and swallow lots of people

  • razzz razzz

    Find your house cracking and settling, you will be asked/told to leave if you report it.