Trees swallowed by sinkhole In Louisiana
Images of trees and land being swallowed up in less than a minute by a giant sinkhole in Louisiana have been caught on video.
The dramatic footage shows tall trees slightly leaning at first, then quickly receding below the surface amid currents.
The video was posted on the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness blog and was shot by a parish official.
The Assumption Parish sinkhole near Bayou Corne has been swallowing land since it appeared in August last year.
Officials say the 24-acre opening in the earth is growing.
"The sinkhole continues to be active and grow," OEP Director John Boudreaux said.
Boudreaux added that homes are not in danger and they are updating people who live near the sinkhole often.