Assumption Parish Sinkhole Even Bigger Today
The sinkhole in Assumption Parish is bigger today after swallowing more trees overnight Friday.
The parish's Emergency Preparedness Director John Boudreaux says about a dozen trees on a patch of land roughly 50 feet by 75 feet was consumed on the north side of the sinkhole. Boudreaux says the parish had been warned of seismic activity on Friday.
The sinkhole covers approximately 25 acres between the communities of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. It has been growing since early August. Scientist suspect the failure of a salt dome cavern months earlier has caused it.