What do you know about sinkholes?

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    KellyPittmanposted 4 years ago

    What do you know about sinkholes?

    Until the past year, I never realized the danger of this happening.  Being from Louisiana we prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.  This link below is a local news story about the "GIANT SINKHOLE" in Assumption Parish, Louisiana.  It's being blamed on Salt Domes.  This hasn't had a lot of national attention, but it's a serious matter. 
    http://www.wafb.com/story/21822717/incr … a-sinkhole

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    jellohelloposted 4 years ago

    They often form when pockets of water below the ground get drained, either by humans tapping into them or by natural causes.  Once the water's gone, there's nothing left but a "bubble" that often can't support the weight of what's above it.  Then the ground collapses.