BATON ROUGE (WBRZ)- Governor Bobby Jindal said he plans to push for quick buyouts of property affected by the Assumption Parish sinkhole when he meets with Texas Brine officials today.
Jindal met with parish officials to discuss the sinkhole Monday. He said then he planned to push Texas Brine, which owns the land the sinkhole appeared on, for expedited buyouts of nearby property.
About 150 people from the nearby community of Bayou Corne were forced to evacuate when the sinkhole appeared last year. Jindal said Monday he also planned to visit the community sometime next week.