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State promises help to stranded residents

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:09pm

It was a show of force Friday afternoon for the residents of Bayou Corne, as the state promised to hold Texas Brine accountable, if they are in fact responsible for the massive sinkhole that forced them from their homes.

"As parish leaders, it's time for all of us to stand together and stand strong and hold Texas Brine's feet to the fire," said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

Public safety agencies from local to the state are setting up operations near Bayou Corne, promising to deliver for the people.

"Although there's a lot going on in the state, our number one mission and priority is Assumption Parish," said Pat Santos, with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Cathy Allemond is worried for her son, as he rides the school bus daily near what seems to be shifting grounds.

"I'm just worried if he's going be safe going like that everyday on a bus," Allemond said.

It's safe to say that everyone who showed up was looking for answers.  Greg Denton just moved here from Missouri.  With no family or friends around, he's looking for answers on where to go after receiving evacuation orders.

"We're still at home," Denton said.  "Supposed to be evacuated but nowhere to go unless a hotel."

Many questions unanswered; and now the people hope the state's promises of getting answers will be recognized. 

"The public has a right to know what's going on.  You have a right to know what's happening in your community," said State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson.

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