Tiny town set to shut down
More fallout over the October bunker blast at Camp Minden. Neighbors in the tiny town of Doyline, Louisiana have reservations about the Saturday morning evacuation scheduled by Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton. The Sheriff issued a voluntary evacuation, asking residents to be out of their homes by 6 o'clock Saturday morning. That's when authorities plan to move the million pounds of improperly stored smokeless black powder from an area behind Explo Systems, the company responsible for last month's bunker blast, into a safe area.
Ray Powell owner of Powell's Grocery says the evacuation will hit him in the pocket, because it's the first time his store will be closed in over forty years. Most of the residents plan to leave for the weekend, but a few like Dorothy Dodd, are in hot water with their family because they have decided to stay. "I got family members mad at me cause they think I should leave but i have animals I've got to take care of and my house so I'm not leaving", said Dodd. There were some questions around town as to why the inmates housed at Bayou Dorcheate Correctional Center won't be moved. Sheriff Sexton said the correctional facility is outside of the blast zone, so he won't be evacuating the inmates. Doyline High School is still set to be closed Monday.
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