Hello ATS, I am a resident of the area and live less that 30 miles down the bayou (like we say) from the sinkhole. If you care to look it up it is
Thibodaux, Louisiana. I did investigating myself and let me dispel some of these rumors.
The thing 1500 feet from this sinkhole is another cavern of the same dome.
Salt domes litter southeast Louisiana but it is less than what you may think. Some more famous than others such as Avery Island which uses the salt
from their salt dome to make Tabasco Sauce
. I do not feel tremors nor do I see an absurd amount of wave action in Bayou Lafourche in my
I actually visited the site, passed on LA 70. The sinkhole is located near a gas station named Gator Corner in Grand Bayou. I have a friend who lives
1 hwy over from LA 70 been to her house and felt the treamors myself. That is only less than 10 miles away.
The dome covers a 1 by 3 mile plot of land, a drop in the bucket if you will in size. The most this hole is going to grow to is that 1 by 3 mile
Napoleonville Salt Dome.
I can tell you, when I made my pass Friday it was just a stench of diesel.
No, this is not connected to Deepwater at all. Consider the Mississippi river a fault line (which many believe it is), the sinkhole is on the other
side the river from where Deepwater Horizon happened.
As for the evacuation, they evacuated no less that 30 homes along the Bayou Corne. No mass evacuations because the hole is mainly in the middle of a
swamp and sugar cane field.
I do have video on my iPhone that I can share showing State Police Emergency Vehicles, EPA vehicles, and Assumption Parish Department of Homeland
Security videos just chilling next to the bayou with no activity. May catch a glimpse of one of those EPA machines. I was just passing in my car, so I
decided to do a video of the area along the road. It may give y'all an idea that it is a swamp already. It just so happens our culture hails in the
. Honestly I am just ready for some inland salt water fishing.
I just need help trying to get it on ATS if anyone can assist me.
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