A year later, bubble spots and resulting sinkhole problems still plague Bayou Corne
POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:14pm
Bayou Corne, La (NBC33) — Bayou Corne residents found the first bubble site one year ago.
Right now there are 61 bubble sites and a huge sinkhole in the small town.
They thought things would get better once the first round of buyout offers went out, but so far things have gotten worse.
Residents claim that Texas Brine, the company they believe is responsible for the sinkhole, aren’t doing “these people right” and claim that the offers they are receiving are almost insulting.
Nick and Brenda Romero got their offer on Thursday. Nick claimed that the Texas Brine didn't give him fair market value for his home. He was outraged over the amount they offered him to cover the emotional turmoil he's experienced for more than nine months.
“They offered the two of us - for personal damages - they offered us $46,000,” stated Nick.
Those who haven't gotten their offers are worried they won't do any better.
Texas Brine officials say the amount offered for homes was based on appraisals of comparable homes in the area prior to any bubbles or the sinkhole. They say residents can give a counter offer for Texas Brine to consider.
Residents believe that the bubbles and the bad buyout offers won't get fixed anytime soon.
Here is a map of the current bubble sites in the Bayou Corne area: