Saturday, June 05, 2010

Oil Spill Update from County Emergency Services

Good Morning,

Due to a shift in winds, tar patties and tar balls have begun impacting some panhandle counties.  Cleanup is ongoing.

The State EOC is now at a Level 1 (Full) Activation.  Hours will be 0700-1900 each day.

As this event progresses, there may be an increased number or recon flights flying off of our shores.  

At this time there are still no projected impacts for SW FL over the next 72 hours (see NOAA trajectory link below).

New Health Information and Advisories page added. Information on potential health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Primary Deepwater Horizon Response Website:

USCG Sector St. Pete Area Contingency Plan:

Florida SERT Natural Resource Damage Assessment:

Phone for the Joint Information Center at Sector St. Pete Unified Command: (727) 820-3714. 

Image from Friday, June 4, 2010. County EOC says the indication is the oil is more than 160 miles from Sarasota's  coastline.

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