2:45 p.m., Voluntary Evacuation Area Removed

Voluntary Evacuation Area Removed

October 7, 2016


All areas once part of the Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuation Order from the Bayou Corne Sinkhole has been removed from any Evacuation Orders or State of Emergency.

The area has been given a No Further Action by the Office of Conservation 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. The three objectives set out at the beginning of the Incident have been satisfied and unless something unusual would happen, all of the parish activities will return to normal operations.

Anyone having questions can call the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness at 985-369-7386 for more information.