Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
According to Sonny Cranch with Texas Brine, heavy rain is to blame for the four breaches that opened in the containment berm before dawn Friday. Cranch says two of the four breeches have been repaired.
About three weeks ago, officials decided to extend the berm wall because the primary berm wall was not holding its proper height and subsidence problems. They were 90 percent complete on the extension when the breaches happened.
"We made the decision to extend the western leg beyond that particular point to a point further west to assure that we would be in an area where there wouldn't be subsiding," said Texas Brine spokesperson Sonny Cranch.
Cranch says that slow sinking and Friday's rains caused the four breaches in the berm. He says the weather kept crews from repairing it.
"In the meantime, we're taking all possible measures to prevent any, any possible escape of water from the within the immediate sinkhole area to the swampland beyond," said Cranch.
The berms are meant to contain any oil or salt from the sinkhole. Officials say the water flow coming into the berm area has stabilized and is no longer flowing. However, they have added a containment boom as a precautionary measure, around the outermost breach to keep possible contamination in the berm area.
The Department of Natural Resources is also keeping a close eye on developments in Bayou Corne.
"What we're trying to determine is there anything in the surrounding area that could create a future risk," said Patrick Courreges, Department of Natural Resources Communications Director. "We do know, as far as the surface area, the sinkhole probably will continue to get wider but shallower."
Courreges says scientists and crews are making progress in the search to find out what's going on underground. He says vent wells are releasing gases from the aquifer, and seismic imaging is complete. It just may take another month for their experts to analyze the images.
"The pressure to get folks answers and back in their homes is sometimes competing with the pressure to make sure we get this right. Because we cannot be...when we say it is safe for people to return home we cannot be wrong," said Courreges.
Courreges says it has been harder to get answers about what's going on with this particular sinkhole because they are dealing with nearly 5000 ft. of rock.
The sinkhole grew by three acres last month, bringing its total size to about 15 acres.
It has been nine months since hundreds living near the giant sinkhole were forced from their homes.
Bubbles were spotted in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in June 2012. Two months later, the ground opened up and left a nine-acre sinkhole. Residents were evacuated and have been for the past seven months. Most affected residents began receiving weekly checks from Texas-Brine in the amount of $875 per week.
On March 13, Texas-Brine, the Houston based company that owns the salt dome that caused the sinkhole, announced it would begin assessing the homes and offering buyouts and settlements for the 350 people evacuated.
Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:05:22 GMT
The giant sinkhole in south Louisiana isn't getting any smaller, which is evident by more land being swallowed up recently. New video was posted to YouTube Monday by the Assumption Parish Police Jury.Full Story >
New video posted to YouTube shows bubbling, and then a chunk of land on the sinkhole's eastern side sinks underwater.Full Story >
Thursday, March 27 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:13:55 GMT
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said there was a burp and slough-in around 3:25 p.m. Officials said debrisFull Story >
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon following a burp at the site.Full Story >
Monday, March 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 17:08:03 GMT
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana. Texas Brine said there will be an operational update meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the command trailerFull Story >
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-03-12 19:38:37 GMT
There is new information being released about recent bubbling in a bayou near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined theFull Story >
Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined the new bubbling site is the result of swamp gas and is not related to the giant slough in nearby.Full Story >
Tuesday, February 25 2014 8:00 AM EST2014-02-25 13:00:21 GMT
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, bubbles were spotted on Grand Bayou, which runs alongFull Story >
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. The bubbles were seen on Grand Bayou. Full Story >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.Full Story >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. The sinkhole, or slurry, is consuming land and trees. Many images are from the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Click here to see the photos from August until now. Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >