Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:16:16 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
Pressure building beneath the surface of the Bayou Corne community has sparked a new concern for residents who live near the sinkhole.
Vent wells are being dug in the four acre slurry to vent an unknown gas.
The wet sands are under a layer of clay, which has residents worried pressure might build underground.
"I used to love to go fishing. But with those gas bubbles but now I wouldn't trust the fish in the bayou," Kenneth Marroy said.
Marroy likes to relax to the calming sounds of nature on his front porch. But that has been replaced by a loud manmade noise.
"I hear banging every once in a while. They pushing those pipes down in there in ground," Marroy said.
Residents are hearing the sound of casing being driven into the ground for three observation wells being installed near the slurry.
Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director John Boudreaux said the strategy is to install two wells east of the sinkhole where geologists believe gas is present, and another on the west side as a precautionary measure.
Boudreaux said if pressure went above 75 to 85 pounds per square inch, the clay layer might not be able to hold back the accumulated gas. If all activities remain on schedule, flaring may be seen as early as Thursday or Friday.
"The potential risk is it can find its way through clay when it gets to that pressure and not knowing what that point would be a problem," Boudreaux said.
Six Geoprobes have been installed on the Triche property and more are currently being installed on Dugas & LeBlanc property. DNR is currently negotiating with land owners to install Geoprobes on residential properties in the immediate area.
Residents were forced from their homes on August third, two months after the bayous started bubbling.
The resident briefing will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m., at the command post in Pierre Part.