Giant sinkhole aerial map shows distance to homes - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Giant sinkhole aerial map shows distance to homes

Posted: Updated:
Source: Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Source: Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Drilling of the observation well at the giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish is expected to enter the abandoned salt cavern Thursday afternoon.

The Office of Conservation says Texas Brine, the company which owns the salt dome, reported the progress Wednesday.

Officials hope the well can help give clues as to what is causing that sinkhole in the Bayou Corne Area.

A map released by the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness puts in perspective how close the sinkhole is to nearby communities.

Some homes are just 2,000 feet away.

A town meeting is scheduled for concerned residents at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Inside News Leader 9More>>

  • SIDEBAR: Giant South Louisiana sink hole

    Giant South Louisiana sink hole

    Officials find another "bubbles on the bayou" siteDrilling equipment to be delivered WednesdayDEQ: No detectable levels of radioactive material in sink holeOfficials update public on giant sink holeFlyoverMore >>
    SIDEOfficials find another "bubbles on the bayou" siteDrilling equipment to be delivered WednesdayDEQ: No detectable levels of radioactive material in sink holeOfficials update public on giant sink holeFlyoverMore >>
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

    Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:01:25 GMT
    Owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.More >>
    Owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.More >>
  • Columbus Police searching for motor vehicle theft suspects

    Columbus Police searching for motor vehicle theft suspects

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:53:57 GMT
    Columbus Police are requesting the public's assistance identifying three suspects responsible for two unrelated motor vehicle thefts.More >>
    Columbus Police are requesting the public's assistance identifying three suspects responsible for two unrelated motor vehicle thefts.More >>
  • CPD searching for robbery suspect

    CPD searching for robbery suspect

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:17:08 GMT
    Columbus police need your help identifying suspects involved in a robbery. The attached pictures were taken from surveillance footage from the M&N package store on Cusseta Road.       More >>
    Columbus police need your help identifying suspects involved in a robbery. The attached pictures were taken from surveillance footage from the M&N package store on Cusseta Road.       More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.