Latest flyover footage shows giant Louisiana sinkhole taking on new appearance (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 4:11 pm ET


October 19, 2012 Assumption Parish, Louisiana Flyover Footage:

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 4:11 pm ET


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11 comments to Latest flyover footage shows giant Louisiana sinkhole taking on new appearance (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

  • Sickputer

    Holy crap! That's one big toxic swamp now! Great location for a remake of Swamp Thing.

    We can get our honorable Ms. Clinton to play Adrienne Barbeau's role.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Homes can be seen..2000 ft.from the sinkhole..
    Evacuated.. I assume.
    I think it is also safe to assume..they will never be going home.

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Borrow one of the ROVs from BP and send it down the sinkhole to take a look. If it comes shooting out of the seabed near Macando next week, we'll have established a link.

    I'm guessing its going to come out changed. Different somehow…EVIL!

    I *do* wish they would prepare a better contour map of the sinkhole bottom. There could be plenty more of the west side slumping in to the drain even if there's nothing draining anymore. Seems there was still a few million cubic yards to go to even things up.

  • kintaman kintaman

    Where is this?

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    wow, the drilling pad is surrounded, and the pad further back occurs to be sinking on the right.. the grassy area, with holding pond thing.. has puddles to the right and above it, and I predict, all of the trees between there and the bigger sinkhole site will slough into the hole. be sure to watch..carefully as they skirt this and I had to go back a few times to be sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing…

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Yes thanks for posting the fly-over a real eye-opener and your descriptions is quite accurate and well stated as always. Lake LiL Horizon or Lil Sinker or Lil Fracker or……..

  • kalidances

    Kintaman this is in the U.S. state of Lousiana. Assumption Parish, St.Mary parish, and Terrebonne parish rivers empty into the Gulf of Mexico. There is also a concern about the Mississippi river flooding or becoming unmanageable during a crisis.

    Here is a parish map:

    Here is a river map:

  • papacares papacares

    massive the alarming scope/area of dead or dying trees

  • Urban27

    Well from above it looks like someone is out fishing on a small lake..

  • Fred

    Well, golly gee whiz! We don't seem to be runnin' outa oil, after all!

    Somebody call for the skimmer and the PIPELINE! Jed Clampett's found MORE!