Bayou Corne residents file petition with White House

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 9:30pm

People living in Bayou Corne want the White House to step in and help save their community.

They've started a petition online asking for the President to declare the area a federal disaster zone and send in federal aid.

It's been more than five months since parish officials issued a mandatory evacuation. A brine cavern in Bayou Corne failed and resulted in a massive sinkhole forming yards away from their homes. The collapse also lead to the release of natural gas across the area.

The petition has to reach a total of 25,000 signatures by February 4, 2013 in order to get a response from the White House.

To learn more about the petition click here.

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