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Some evacuation orders lifted near giant Bayou Corne sinkhole

Blue area on map indicates area where evacuation orders have been lifted (Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury) Blue area on map indicates area where evacuation orders have been lifted (Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury)
Red outline indicates area still under mandatory evacuation. Green outline indicates Voluntary evacuation area Red outline indicates area still under mandatory evacuation. Green outline indicates Voluntary evacuation area
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

According to officials with the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 that was once part of the mandatory and voluntary evacuation order from the Bayou Corne sinkhole has been removed from any evacuation orders.

The area has been investigated and through the preponderance of evidence, the area has been deemed no longer at risk due to the sinkhole and gas associated with its creation.

Officials say all areas west of Grand Bayou remain in the designated evacuations until the areas can be depleted and/or investigated to show that all risks have been eliminated.

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