Skip to comments.Sinkhole: Trees Swallowed In Louisiana
Posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:02 AM PDT by BBell
Images of trees and land being swallowed up in less than a minute by a giant sinkhole in Louisiana have been caught on video.
The dramatic footage shows tall trees slightly leaning at first, then quickly receding below the surface amid currents.
The footage was posted on the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness blog.
It was shot by a parish official.
The Assumption Parish sinkhole near Bayou Corne has been swallowing land since it appeared in August last year.
It had been in a dormant period before it picked up activity.
Officials say the 24-acre opening in the earth is growing.
Boudreaux added that homes are not in danger, and they are updating people who live near the sinkhole often.
"The sinkhole continues to be active and grow," OEP Director John Boudreaux said.
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That is one huge sinkhole.
Don’t know that I would be standing right next to it to film...
I think this one had crude oil in it. Some have high pressure gas (butane/propane) and nuclear waste...
They could dig a canal there and stop the oceans from rising...or just wait until it’s expanded to the coast.
I thought this thread was about Moochelle.
“Almost 350 residents have been under a mandatory evacuation order since the slurry hole erupted Aug. 3. Experts believe the 13-acre sinkhole was caused by a brine cavern drilled into an underground salt deposit buried beneath the nearby towns of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. Officials have said the brine cavern was drilled too close to the edge of the salt dome and subsequently collapsed...
Texas Brine, which used to operate the now-failed brine cavern, plugged and abandoned the well in 2011. A second Texas Brine cavern, known as Oxy-Geismar 1, has recently captured the attention of scientists after it was discovered it also might have been drilled too close to the salt dome’s edge.”
Wanna see a real sinkhole in Lousiana?
Caused whole barges to disappear, reversed water flow and the largest waterfall in Louisana’s history.
Don’t forget to see the quote from the fisherman at the end.
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