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Sinkhole evacuees can collect assistance funds Thursday

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PIERRE PART, LA (WAFB) -

Texas Brine says evacuees in Assumption Parish can receive assistance funds Thursday in the parish hall of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part.

The distributions last until 6 p.m.

There will be another community briefing at the church Saturday at 10 a.m.

Officials say the sinkhole in Assumption Parish has swallowed up more trees and part of a road built to expedite cleanup activities as it continues to expand.
    
Officials at the Assumption Parish Police Jury said Wednesday there was a 30 foot-by-50 foot slough into the southeast side of the hole overnight. The bog had never sloughed in that area before, officials say.
    
Experts say the sloughing in is expected. Last month, the sinkhole grew by 50 feet when the surrounding environment fell in, taking a boat with it. Two cleanup workers almost fell in and cleanup activities were suspended.
    
A failed underground brine cavern encased within a mountain of salt is believed to have caused the sinkhole, which appeared Aug. 3.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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