(UPDATED) TV: Concerns about second giant sinkhole opening up — “On verge of collapsing” — Could take out Highway 70 — Size may double (VIDEO)

Published: March 9th, 2013 at 3:00 am ET
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Source: WBRZ
Date: March 8, 2013
h/t rainbeaudais

Anchor: [...] There are now concerns about another one forming.

Brittany Weiss, Reporter: […] Officials are saying there is a second sinkhole that is on the verge of collapsing. […]

Originally Texas Brine reported that this second salt cavern, cavern #1, no problems, but now they say that it may have problems. And we spoke with a Texas Brine representative today who says that the evidence that there was a problem with cavern #1 started months ago.

The road leading back to the Texas Brine site started tilting on one side and has been steadily sinking and bulging on the other sides. The road has since been leveled out with limestone, but workers are still on edge that the cavern could cave […]

The representative from Texas Brine said that if that salt cavern does cave in, it could essentially double the size of the sinkhole, creating a bigger problem.

It could even possibly take out Highway 70 with a couple houses as well. So we’re trying to figure out what’s being done now […]

UPDATE: WBRZ RETRACTS FALSE STATEMENTS SAID TO BE FROM “TEXAS BRINE REP”

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42 comments to (UPDATED) TV: Concerns about second giant sinkhole opening up — “On verge of collapsing” — Could take out Highway 70 — Size may double (VIDEO)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well.. gee..how about concentric..dirt rings?


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  • markww markww

    Morning Heart one thing I see is allot of egg on people's faces where Man played a game and lost. There might not be answers it many go on for miles no one knows. But some of us are trying to come up with answers

    Markww


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Good morning..markww.
      I may not spew alot of numbers… as far as data goes..but I'm pretty accurate…in my opinion…(gestalting..I've heard it called)
      I hope I do not sound like ..I am not interested in answers.
      But I'm afraid..NO FIX.
      And I get upset when people's hopes are abused..by copporate/government pipe dreams..and LIES.
      The people deserve the truth..


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  • pcjensen

    Texas Brine and the Feds need to "man up" like TEPCO has begun doing, admit failure, admit wrongdoing, just admit it all.


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  • jackassrig

    Management will never ever admit a mistake. Rule 1. The boss is always right. Rule 2. If the boss is wrong, see rule one.


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  • Breeding stinkholes! What will they stink of next?


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..I'm like you…markww..frustrated..and P*SSED OFF…because those willing to help.. can not.


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  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    Although I posted this video, I have my doubts about the accuracy of it. The reporter is obviously nervous and inexperienced, and fumbles quite a bit. Not downing her, but I feel she may have gotten some things wrong here.

    First, I can't by any means, fathom Texas Brine telling her any of that. Perhaps it was not really a TB rep, but a worker?

    Second, it doesn't make sense to say if Oxy 1 collapses, that a couple homes would be taken out. Oxy 1 is actually further from any homes than Oxy 3 is, tho it is closer to hwy 70.

    Third, admitting that "they" knew Oxy 1 has had problems for months, with the description of what the road has been doing is like committing suicide on TV, since it seems NO one else knew of this. The people certainly didn't, and it appears officials didn't either.

    I may be wrong, but I am expecting a retraction of some sort. If so, I will attach to and redo the video.

    Just sayin~


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      They knew Oxy #1 had problems for *years*. It's shaped like a flying saucer. That's why they were going to add it to their sludge network instead of trying to store anything in it.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      rainbeaudais aays:

      "Rah! rah! rah! Go Texas Brine! We know you love us, and want to protect us! We know you NEVER, EVER knew anything about Oxy 3 failing.

      http://bit.ly/NeMZxo

      We know you didn't know about the Texas Brine road falling in…it was…uhh, repaired without your knowledge….and gremlins paid for it…yeah, yeah…that's the ticket… gremlins did it…and, and LDNR Daily Inspections reported on the road being askew after the January 19th belches…but, but…they hid it online…yeah, yeah…that the ticket!

      Can I come by and pick up my check now? Please? I really need new tires for my camper…Huh? Can I, huh? Please Texas Brine, can I get my check now?"


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        Just For FROX~

        Per WBRZ

        ‎.mp4‎WBRZ_Sinkhole_Retraction_Under5.mp4

        http://youtu.be/ghS5huT_oCc

        Here’s the transcription as well.

        Per Michael Marsh:

        "And we want to make a correction and clarification concerning a live report on Fridays 5pm newscast."

        Per Sylvia Weatherspoon:

        "During that report, we said, there is a real possibility, a second sinkhole is on the verge, of collapsing. That is in-correct. We should have said there is concern, about a second cavern, near the sinkhole. Right now, there is agreement, from Texas Brine and the state that a second sinkhole is an unlikely possibility. We also said a person identified, as a Texas Brine representative was concerned, that a road near the sinkhole site was sinking and bulging. While that person works in the area, Texas Brine’s official spokesperson, Sonny Cranch, says the statements about the road are totally inaccurate. Cranch says any bulging or shrinking, if there is any, is not unusual because numerous work trucks have been hauling, thousands of pounds of dirt and other materials to form a berm around the sinkhole."


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        • FREEDOMROX

          Just for the TB Cheerleader…

          The claims Texas Brine knew nothing of the road leaning in is very inane, and the claim that no one else noticed the same…is absolutely a lie.

          Please notice ORW #4, and the comments underneath… note location, and date is 1/26..

          http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/INSPECTION_REPORTS/2013/20130126BCChecklistPM.pdf

          “Shut In this morning to work the road, add board mats on sand.”

          then; look back to the 23rd..
          http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/INSPECTION_REPORTS/2013/20130123BCChecklistPM.pdf

          “Shut-in at 10:00a.m. due to moving equipment- building access drive”

          Now look to the comments here; http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/incident-action-plan/

          Also, Baker Hughes took a CORE SAMPLE out of the ROAD, and had it's own mats…unless the cheerleader actually claims they would leave hole in the road…which they didn't. Explain in the PM Comments at the bottom of the DNR Report.

          Point is, DNR, TB, OXY, OEP, Contractors, everyone knew the Texas Brine haul road between Texas Brine and the Cabins was sinking and being repaired, and it WAS NOTICED… What set all this into motion was the two belches of January 19th, that caused the horrendous damages underground, and I have written extensively about that as well.

          This evidence is being sent WBRZ-TV to show Sonny Crach as the liar that he is!


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          • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

            There IS no HAUL road between Texas Brine and the CABINS. NO ROAD AT ALL BESIDES THE HIGHWAY GOING FROM TEXAS BRINE TO THE CABINS.

            And these two comments, under the reports in NO way say anything about a road buckling or sinking, and NOTHING to indicate Oxy (ONE) problems MONTHS in advance, as the reporter said she was told.

            The REPORTER got it WRONG just like I SAID she did! DEAL WITH IT. YOU WERE ALO WRONG AGAIN!!!!

            “Shut-in at 10:00a.m. due to moving equipment- building access drive”
            “Shut In this morning to work the road, add board mats on sand.”


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  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    You are seriously losing it dude.

    You haven't and won't ever see me say I think TB didn't know about Oxy 3. You display that letter over and over like you think it's a gold mine that only you found, and only you know about…LOL.

    The reporter is talking about Oxy 1, not Oxy 3. She even mistakenly calls it "salt cavern number 1" instead of Oxy #1, as it is known. And I stick to my guns that she got confused somewhere along the way. Everything she said well well be true, but I think we all know that NO TB "rep", as in spokesperson for TB, told her all that.

    Yes, I live in a camper. A 28 foot fifth wheel. Just a tad smaller than some of your Bayou Corne friends that live in trailers, yet you don't see how when you think you are ridiculing me, that you are ridiculing them, and any one else that lives in a trailer.

    I live in a camper because I am a travel nurse, and plan to return to traveling once I heal from an injury that has kept me out of work for 1.5 years, thus my reason for coming HOME.

    Every penny I save by living in a camper is because of that little 50 x 100 foot lot sitting on the banks of the most beautiful bayou in the world, that I intend to build on one day.

    Every bit worth your (wishful) ridicule.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Truth is, a known fraud, looking at prosecution for fraud, has been Texas Brine's biggest cheerleader, while leading the rest of us to believe they were backward folks, without internet access.
      Nothing is further from the truth. Many are very educated people, and have full access to the internet, but feel ENENEWS has allowed one person to dominate their story, just becasue her videos are put upon You Tube.
      Many would love to, but they actually work for a living, so only find anything they have done is on You Tube, and felt all their own small efforts were for nothing. They wee demeaned, by someone they never knew existed 7 months ago, doesn't own a home, and lives in a camper right in the middle of this, while Residents actually live in Campers out of the area to protect themselves!
      The one you look to for videos is taking Texas Brine's money under false pretenses, and has never been a Resident. Only her sister is.
      I have never had to write the name of this fraudulent woman, for she seeks publicity, and then whines when easily identified… Huh? Why?
      http://theadvocate.com/home/5206016-125/truck-demos-vibes-near-sinkhole

      'Teleca Donachricha, who lives nearby but has not been displaced from her home, was video-recording the demonstration to post on YouTube and Facebook for residents who could not attend.

      (Cont.)


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      • FREEDOMROX

        (Cont.)

        “I’m OK (with the truck) and I’m OK with them doing whatever they need to do to get the situation fixed,” Donachricha said.

        The situation, as she called it, has been going on so long it’s dividing the community.

        “People are tired of this,” she said. “People are irritable and saying things to each other they regret. There are some people that want a buyout, and because they want that buyout, they’re not willing to do anything to help the situation and to improve it.

        “Then, there’s people that don’t want a buyout that are saying ‘Do whatever you gotta do if that’s what its going to take to get it fixed,’ ” Donachricha said.

        To date, only four people have been found that do not want a buyout.

        So whose interests were the comments made in the defense of? Someone that literally just arrived as the event happened, then put herself smack dab in the center of something she could easily drive away from, and never be missed, or the one that claimed to be a resident and happily cashes Texas Brine's checks, and claims the tress are all turning green again, when Spring hasn't even sprung yet?

        Truly, I love the folks here at ENE, but that extends to also caring enough to not see you played for fools.

        Don't feel bad… I was taken in, at the outset as well, but I am a researcher… What did you expect?

        Up to you folks… I am just the messenger.


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        • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

          "To date, only four people have been found that do not want a buyout. "

          OMG…THAT is hilarious!!

          150 households,and you have spoken to all of them? Tell me, FROX, how many have you spoken to that live on Sportsmans Drive?

          You seem to be set on qualifying everything happening based on what YOU know. If FROX don't know about it, it must not be happening! LMAO!


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  • FREEDOMROX

    She is not respected, nor authorized to speak for the community of Bayou Corne or Assumption Parish, except by two other frauds, that I would be happy to expose as well.

    Otherwise, I urge you all to reach out to the residents themselves on many Facebook pages, or follow the story from reputable journalists and bloggers. None of us have anything to gain… not even $875.00 a week.


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      FROX, you're just a nasty person that doesn't lose well. Gonna tell you and anyone else that cares, this once.
      I bought land in BC 25 years ago. Crawfish Stew St. Decided I didn't want a camp, but a home, so sold it to my 2 sisters & bought bigger lot on Sportsmn Dr 14 yrs ago. One sister bought other sister out, & bought a lot on Sportsmans Dr 2. Built a home 15 years ago. So, I have TWO sisters here. One owns camp, one owns home. I'd bet you $100 that not more than MAYBE 2 people that you have "friended" on FB pages knows EITHER of my sisters. Does that mean they're nobodies and didn't exist until 7 months ago just because a few of your new "friends" don't know them? And, because THEY didn't know ME, I didn't exist? I have heard several residents say how many of their neighbors they DIDN'T know until this situation came up. I started travel nursing in 2005, and spend Oct. thru May out of state. When I come HOME, I come HOME to Bayou Corne, and stay HOME for the summer, either on my sisters property, or at the RV Park, where the command center now is. D.L., owner of the RV Park, can verify that. I have been HOME~ ONE year this time, having come HOME in March 2012, after surgery, with more surgery pending. I was HOME for SIX months before the sinkhole happened, with the expectation that I would be here, HOME for at least a year, and maybe permanently. SO sorry that you and some BC/AP neighbors don't consider me a "resident" because I travel with my job,…


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        cont'd..

        SO sorry that you and some BC/AP neighbors don't consider me a "resident" because I travel with my job,and gone a lot. I've owned land here for 25 years now, and I live here NOW, so suck it up. You are looking pretty foolish yourself. Some researcher….LOL.


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      • FREEDOMROX

        Truth never loses. Only the perpetrator of the fraud loses in the end. Owning land does not equate to a HOME. A Mobile 5th wheel trailer does not equate to a fixed surface HOME. You have no skin in the game, except that which you force upon others, and why you are despised by so many in the community, other than the Command Center you stay at constantly, and they tolerate you…until your filming them costs them their jobs. So irresponsible.

        I do not respect a fraud. You Teleca engaged me in this, so I have the right to reply, Enenews, and please notice…I have never reported this troll's posts once. I don't need to. They out themselves in the end… Teleca, I ask again, please seek out mental help…there is no shame in it.


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        • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

          Stay at the command center? Good Lord. And you know THAT how? You are surely losing it.

          Not gonna defend what I call home to you any more than I have. I really don't care what you think. I also don't base much you say on the few people that you have hoodwinked have told you. They are vulnerable, and you are taking advantage of that. We all see it.

          "and why you are despised by so many in the community"

          There ya go again. So many….hmmm. The people that despise me are the ones I have called hypocrites to their face, and yes, they are the same gang you have friended and found an opening with. I don't have a hateon for Texas Brine. They do. If they choose to despise me for that, oh well.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    I have a point I want to make. This foolish person who claims Texas Brine knew nothing of the road leaning in is very inane, and the claim that no one else noticed the same…is absolutely a lie.

    Please notice ORW #4, and the comments underneath… note location, and date is 1/26..
    http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/INSPECTION_REPORTS/2013/20130126BCChecklistPM.pdf
    “Shut In this morning to work the road, add board mats on sand.”
    then; look back to the 23rd.. http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/INSPECTION_REPORTS/2013/20130123BCChecklistPM.pdf
    “Shut-in at 10:00a.m. due to moving equipment- building access drive”
    Now look to the comments here; http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/incident-action-plan/
    “FCF, do you understand why they did a bore sample that was being being taken on main entry road into facility off of LA 70? They are afraid it will not hold up all of the Triche Hauling & Materials Co, Plattenville, LA, and other trucks. Trucks that are dumping the super cheap shell gravel at the Pad 3 Fill site, (which is why you see shells, and gravel sloughing away from the new ramp), instead of costlier limestone gravel which cements itself into place.”
    Yes, I was griping about the Triche trucks before Miss Kathy did at the meeting where she was ejected by Mr. Triche. Everybody was wondering when pictures showed those trucks going in there. Imagine a resident seeing that?
    (cont.)


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      "This foolish person who claims Texas Brine knew nothing of the road leaning in is very inane, and the claim that no one else noticed the same…is absolutely a lie."

      I never claimed that. You just have selective comprehension.


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      • FREEDOMROX

        You do not own a Home in Bayou Corne. Period.

        You can leave anytime, as your trailer has wheels, (unless you sold the wheels and put it up on blocks already). Period.

        Others with homes have left and live in trailers a SAFE distance away, and stay out of their owned homes. Period.

        You attempt to dominate all of the 'sinkhole' information coming out of the area,(official or not),and attack anyone, even ex-'friends' if they report it in a way YOU don't approve of personally. Period.

        You deflect any and all discourse on real issues while playing the 'details' card, as bad as any 'spelling nazi' ever could dream of. Period.

        You are never a fact-checker, and when proven wrong, you again go on the attack. Period.

        You interject yourself into any discussion about this disaster, and sing the praises of Texas Brine. Period.

        You take money from Texas Brine. Period. $875 a week, $3500 a month, or $45,500.00 a year. Doing pretty good as well as that Govt. money you receive. Many should be so lucky…no mortgage, free cash…only for the paltry sum of your soul. Period.

        I take nothing. I appreciate still having a soul. Never sold it out once. I may not be making the money you are off of Texas Brine, but I sleep well at night knowing I help others…for nothing.

        I don't hate you. I pity you, for karma comes back to bite in the end. I just will no longer pay attention to a fraud. (IGNORED)


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        • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

          "You do not own a Home in Bayou Corne. Period.

          You can leave anytime, as your trailer has wheels, (unless you sold the wheels and put it up on blocks already). Period."

          As far as I know, all "mobile homes" have wheels and can be pulled out. And as you once said, there is "mostly trailers there". So, I assume you feel anyone that lives in a mobile home, or "trailer" doesn't really have a home there, since they can be moved. Gotcha.

          What about renters? People that have been renting, calling their rent home….well,….HOME, for 8 years? Think they shouldn't qualify either under your guidelines? You DO know that renters are also getting the assistance right?

          Thankfully, Texas Brine is much more graceful than you are, because their qualifications were simply that you are a RESIDENT OF BAYOU CORNE. Not home owner. Not slab home owner. Not trailer owner. Not land owner. But RESIDENT LIVING IN BAYOU CORNE, whether owner, renter, or trailer trash.

          Thank you Texas Brine!


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          • FREEDOMROX

            For people with Mobile HOMES, then the criteria is simple. It is a HOME. Normally it has tie-downs, strapped to the land, and semi-permanent, depeding upon intent. As for Renter's, everyone's situation is different, as some can afford to pick up and leave, while others can't.

            As for Dennis Landry, isn't he the one with FULL CABINS for the first time in years and paid promptly on time by Texas Brine, and LDNR every week, plus the $875.00? Also the same one that so many Sportman Residents are angry with for speaking for them without their permission? Wow, you do spin a tale, just not a good one.

            But…

            Thank you. I will accept 'Trailer Trash' as a good example of your character. I do appreciate the clarification.

            Truly worth no more of my time or type. End of. I promised.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    (cont.)
    Point is, DNR, TB, OXY, OEP, Contractors, everyone knew the Texas Brine haul road between Texas Brine and the Cabins was sinking and being repaired, and it WAS NOTICED… What set all this into motion was the two belches of January 19th, that caused the horrendous damages underground, and I have written extensively about that as well.

    Also, if waiting for a retraction, then you may be in for a long wait.

    Today's WBRZ Channel 2 follow up report on Erin Brockovitch's visit to Bayou Corne.

    http://www.wbrz.com/videos/6pm-news-replay-saturday-mar-9/


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    • Thad

      Judging people by where and what that live in when not knowing their circumstances is bullshit–
      I live in a FEMA trailer- now bought and paid for. Blow away by Rita, stood up and was washed away by then forced retirement–Best I can do 'til I finish building a replacement home.

      This thread has gone from a discussion of conditions at Bayou Corne to a pizzing contest of personalities and that too is Bullshit


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        Thad, well, I guess I should extend at least a thank you for finally saying something, although it was minimal, and basically in your own defense.

        What FROX has to say means nothing to me. He clarified what kind of man he was, when it was you that was his target of hate and name calling, and digging for the most hurtful comments he could scrape off the bottom of his shoes. Just pretty sad to see that the beggining of the adversary relationship between FROX and I started over my reaction to how he was treating you, yet you have stood by and said nothing to him for all the things he has said to me until now, and again, only the slightest effort, and self fullfilling at that. Oh well.

        What bothers me most, is where he is getting his information from. Information he obviously has not gotten from being a great researcher, but from having a parasitic personality, and finding the perfect hosts. What bothers me even more, is that these few people are not only giving out personal information about me to a total stranger that they have been fooled by,…(or maybe not. maybe it is the perfect match), but that they are talking about other bayou Corne residents that have never once had a harsh word towards any of them, and in fact has made every attempt possible to include them in decisions regarding HIS land, that he doesn't have to do…..trying to be a good neighbor, and community member.
        cot'd


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        • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

          cont'd Yes, FROX, we are talking about the same person. A man that is looking at the possibility of losing his lifes work, and his future livelihood…..a bed and breakfast, RV Park and boat launch sitting in the heart of Bayou Corne. A business that in the past 7 months that would have drawn in zero money in the past 7months if not for the command center folks. Coming to Bayou Corne and staying at A Bed and Breakfast in BC isn't very appealing to most, these days.

          Dennis has called two private meetings of the residents on Sportsmans Dr., and a couplehomeson the HWYon the south side.Those meetings were to INVITE his neighbors and friends input on DNR and Texas Brines continued urging of Dennis to allow vent wells on his property. Actions that would forever further diminish the value of his property, if at all possible at this point. Dennis is not being offered a penny forletting him do this to his property. He is being pushed, and told it is NECESSARY. He has NO obligation to consider the feelings of his neighbors, or anyone else in the area….yet, he does. And in return, he gets the wrath of this same group that FROX has taken up with, to the point of passing on information of goings on in the community between friends and neighbors, to you, so you can spill it all over the internet like yesterdays garbage.


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          • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

            cont'd

            Shame on you FROX. This man has done NOTHING to you. This man is at risk of losing not only his lifes work, his dreams, his home, his paradise, but also his business that fits in to every aspect of all of these other parts of his life that make him whole. No one else was also forced to give up their job, an income along with their homes and lives. Why should he?

            And to you people of Bayou Corne and Assumption Parish that have particpated in this repulsive behavior of sharing personal information of Bayou Corne residents with the likes of FREEDOMROX because of your anger at Texas Brine and DNR, "shame on you" doesn't even come close to saying what I feel about you people.

            I am GLAD y'all want to be bought out, and I will be GLAD to see y'all go. Bayou Corne is too beautiful of a place to have such ugly, spiteful, repugnant people living in it's beauty. I hope you all get your buyouts and are able to buy some inner happiness some where else.


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      "Also, if waiting for a retraction, then you may be in for a long wait. "

      The wait wasn't long at all. I ampatient, when the truth is involved.

      Per WBRZ

      ‎.mp4‎WBRZ_Sinkhole_Retraction_Under5.mp4

      http://youtu.be/ghS5huT_oCc

      Here’s the transcription as well.

      Per Michael Marsh:

      "And we want to make a correction and clarification concerning a live report on Fridays 5pm newscast."

      Per Sylvia Weatherspoon:

      "During that report, we said, there is a real possibility, a second sinkhole is on the verge, of collapsing. That is in-correct. We should have said there is concern, about a second cavern, near the sinkhole. Right now, there is agreement, from Texas Brine and the state that a second sinkhole is an unlikely possibility. We also said a person identified, as a Texas Brine representative was concerned, that a road near the sinkhole site was sinking and bulging. While that person works in the area, Texas Brine’s official spokesperson, Sonny Cranch, says the statements about the road are totally inaccurate. Cranch says any bulging or shrinking, if there is any, is not unusual because numerous work trucks have been hauling, thousands of pounds of dirt and other materials to form a berm around the sinkhole."


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  • irhologram

    You know, Rox, your sentiments raise interesting human rights considerations. Do we give up rights as citizens to maintain employment, protest against imminent domain, or live in the neighborhood of family…based on home ownership. Maybe the right to vote should be based on home ownership. That is a puzzling stance…basing the ability to form community solely on home ownership…which also, then, establishes a "cast" system, of sorts…those who have rights and own property and second class, disenfranchised, downwardly mobile, in your words, "trash." Every word you say, Rox, tells us more and more about you.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      irhologram

      Thank you sir…it should. I have actually been thru a mandatory evacuation as a child. When it was known the aquifer was poisoned, my mother gathered my brother and I into the pickup, and drove off. She refused to place herself or her children in danger. She was renting with the option to own, and walked out that very day.

      I myself lived in a mobile home, yet once I found it contained toxic black mold in 1999, I immediately found an apartment for the wife and children.

      Yes, that speaks of my character, and doesn't display a caste system. It displays common sense.

      Never have I driven into a mandatory evacuation zone, and stopped to stay there to collect any money…ever. If I truly felt I should fight for something, then never would I stay in the dangerous situation, but roll out of town, and fight from a safe distance, never accepting a dime for my efforts.

      Oh, that's right… That's precisely what I am doing now…

      Yes, I agree, it speaks volumes of my character. Thank you.


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      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        " FREEDOMROX
        March 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        Never have I driven into a mandatory evacuation zone, and stopped to stay there to collect any money…ever."

        And neither have I, troll. What part of this statement didn't you comprehend?

        "rainbeaudais
        March 10, 2013 at 3:03 am ·

        I have been HOME~ ONE year this time, having come HOME in *MARCH 2012*, after surgery, with more surgery pending.I WAS HOME FOR SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE SINKHOLE HAPPENED ,with the expectation that I would be here, HOME for at least a year, and maybe permanently."


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  • irhologram

    I thought this was about land attached home ownership vs. homes on wheels or renters. Also, I must have missed something in the discussions, and I am asking sincerely…doesn't "mandatory" mean, well, mandatory? I am confused about the status of enforcement and also, I am confused about how to qualify for the monthly compensation. that I assumed was in exchange for relocation.. But am I hearing it is for any purpose in compensating for a lost economy?


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  • Thad

    ALL–

    "Concerns about second giant sinkhole opening up — “On verge of collapsing” — Could take out Highway 70 — Size may double–"

    NOWHERE IS THERE ANYTHING RELATING TO TRAILERS, TYPE OF HOMES OR ANYTHING ABOUT LIVING ACCOMODATIONS EXCEPT THEY MAY BECOME ENDANGERED-


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Tell me what you think of this..Thad..
    The guy talks ..quite a bit..so fast forward to get the idea..

    March 15 2013

    We are ALL Screwed – Get on your knees now!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=hD0GM35G-WQ&feature=endscreen

    PS..I do admit ..he is a New Madrid Watcher..and perhaps..worrier.
    Off my desk ..and on to yours.


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