Isaac has little impact on Bayou Corne sinkhole

Sep 6, 2012

Despite the tropical storm force winds and rains heavy enough to force a mandatory evacuation of all residents in Assumption Parish, officials say Hurricane Isaac had no impact on a sinkhole near Bayou Corne.

But after the storm trudged past the parish, three new bubbling gas sites were discovered Tuesday in Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Triche Canal. Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Quality are currently testing the air and water at the three new sites and they say preliminary tests indicate no abnormal readings.

Assumption Parish Police Jury spokeswoman Kim Torres said the sinkhole did not increase in size during Isaac but the "magic question" — the cause behind the new bubble sites — is still unanswered.