Bayou Corne residents ready for Gov. Jindal visit
BAYOU CORNE,LA (NBC33) — People living in Bayou Corne are aggravated. They've waited 7 months to hear Governor Bobby Jindal plans on coming to visit, but they say his visit could help bring comfort to the hurting community.
"He is exercising his leadership right now finally," Mike Schaff, Bayou Corne resident, explained. "We voted for him to be a leader of our state, and he's taking up that mantel. I think it's about time he come down and we welcome him over here. "
Some residents say it's a bit late.
"I think we will get out on the road and send him back," Marvin Vincent, Bayou Corne resident, said. "What has he done for us?"
The governor told Assumption Parish officials he plans on meeting with Texas Brine on Wednesday. He wants to push the company to buy people out.
"Well I'm all for it if he's going to do something," Vincent stated. "We can all come sit around and talk about it."
People living near the sinkhole hope the governors plan works.
"If the state would have been on their toes to begin with we wouldn't been at this point right now," Schaff described.
They want to move on.
"Now it's been seven months, and it will probably be seven more," Vincent said.
The governor plans on coming to Bayou Corne next week. The date has not been released.