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Cleanup in Assumption Parish begins

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Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:55 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 5:55 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: sinkhole, assumption parish, bayou corne, isaac, clean up

ASSUMPTION PARISH - Officials in Assumption Parish said now that Isaac has passed, they can focus their attention back on a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne.

The sinkhole did not grow any during the storm. A drilling rig set up to go into a brine cavern near the sinkhole was shut down ahead of Isaac's arrival.

Today the sound of chainsaws filled the air as folks started cleaning up the damage left behind by Isaac. Percy Domingue was hard at work clearing a tree which fell on his house Tuesday night.

"I was in the house when that happened. I didn't know what would happen when I looked in the front I didn't see anything, I looked on the side, and I came outside I noticed a tree on my house," said Domingue.

Officials in Assumption Parish spent most of the day assessing what the storm left behind. They said damage across the parish appears spotty.

"From what we can see no significant damage. We do see some homes that have trees on them a few so we do know we have some, but it's nothing we have found that's going to be significant," says John Boudreaux.

Although the storm didn't do widespread damage to the parish, officials say they're still working hard to make sure residents have everything they need to get by.

"We're going to manage through it. We have made our plans we discussed it quite a bit, and we're going to transition one to another to make sure all the residents of the parish will get the necessary assistance through the storm," says Boudreaux.

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