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Assumption Parish Sinkhole Video Frightens Viewers

Posted On behalf of Simien & Simien on Aug 23, 2013 in Environmental

A video released Wednesday showing a group of trees being sucked down into an underwater sinkhole got national exposure on Good Morning America and became a worrisome topic for many Louisianans in the days following.

The sinkhole, which is located in a heavily wooded area in Assumption Parish, has grown to approximately 24 acres, though officials from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources explains it should not be perceived as an imminent threat to residents.

Sinkhole movement is a natural event and this particular sinkhole is extremely isolated, they explained. There were no reported injuries associated with the video at the time of the report.