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300 foot hole has Bayou Corne residents worried

POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm

The 300 foot hole has only added to the list of growing concerns in Assumption Parish.

It is so large whole trees have collapsed into it.

The hole was found early Friday morning between Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne.

It’s a place that's had to deal with tremors, gas bubbles, and few answers.

"The hole that developed. That's something new. It's a total game changer," says Bayou Corne resident Dennis landry

Landry has lived on Bayou Corne for years. He, along with authorities, isn’t sure if the hole is related to the bubbles residents have had to deal with for the past several months. But he says he wants answers before something else happens in the area.

"It's a little upsetting not knowing what's going on. We don't know if it's the beginning of the end, the end of the beginning or what it is," says Landry

Assumption Parish Director of Homeland Security John Boudreaux says, as of now, what residents don't have to worry about is evacuating.

"We have presently have air monitors that are out in the community. I looked at those on the overnight readings. It had no dangerous levels or any of them. So, environmentally from the air monitors we had out currently we had nothing," says Boudreaux

And that gives residents like Landry at least a little bit of hope.

"We're cautiously optimistic. We're concerned, but still feeling ok about it ya know," says Landry.

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