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Wed August 29, 2012
Isaac delays distribution of sinkhole checks
Weekly housing assistance checks for residents evacuated because of a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish will not be distributed Thursday as previously scheduled.
Hurricane Isaac hit land Tuesday night in Plaquemines Parish and the uncertainty of its aftermath led officials with Texas Brine Co. LLC of Houston to postpone the check distribution. Affected residents receive $875 each week as compensation for the inconvenience.
Isaac is expected to bring with it 50 to 70 mph winds with gusts of 85 mph on Wednesday to the parish, which is under a mandatory evacuation order.
The Advocate reports company officials plan to reschedule the distribution for Friday once a venue is confirmed.
The sinkhole near Bayou Corne is believed to be related to an abandoned brine cavern the company owns.
Bayou Corne Sinkhole