POSTED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:02am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:57pm
BAYOU CORNE, LA (NBC33) — Assumption Parish officials say more land has been swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The latest piece slid in on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Officials tell NBC33 News that a 50 by 100 foot section of land on the opposite side of the sinkhole from LA 70. The total land-loss is now estimated to be a much as 9 acres.
The area of lost land is considered “swamp side,” and should not impact landowners.
Some residents have been forced out of their homes for over six months.
The sinkhole was first noticed on August 3, 2012. It is believed to have been caused by a failed brine cavern owned by Texas Brine, Co.