Texas Brine officials detected gas under two homes in the area surrounding
that sinkhole in Bayou Corne.
It's been nine months since the sinkhole started.
Nine months and 12 acres later, the sinkhole continues to stretch in the middle of
Jennifer Gregoire is just one of the homeowners dealing with the nightmare.
Acadiana’s Multi-Media Station
Texas Brine verified gas has been found under two homes on Sauce Piquante Lane.
Gregoire is now one of dozens with air monitors in their houses.
She is also one of three who have holes drilled through their floors , testing for possible
gases below the foundation.
"I'm sitting on the couch, clinching the dog—like ‘oh my god we're about to just go up in flames'," said Gregoire. "But then they turn around and, 'everything will be okay.'
You ask a question, and it's not even the answer you were expecting. Swamp gas, really?"
Testing is still being done to determine what those gases are and what effect they may have.
Inspectors have been visiting homes around Bayou Corne, as the first step in determining
values and beginning the buyout process. But the gas detection has kept work on hold
for now, which adds to the fears for Gregoire.
"(I fear) Losing everything and having the company not care," said Gregoire.
"They're now stopping the assessments. Why? For what point?"
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