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Escambia EOC Update #36

Escambia EOC Update #36

Press release - Saturday, June 5 - 5:30 p.m. - Update #36: # The beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. # For a second day, tar balls and mats washed onto the shoreline of Pensacola Beach. # It has been confirmed that tar balls and mats have impacted Escambia gulf side [...]

Storm washes more BP globs on Pensacola Beach (updated)

Storm washes more BP globs on Pensacola Beach (updated)

Just got a phone call from a friend renting a house on Pensacola Beach at Avenida 15. He says that the tide line is filled with tarballs (also known as BP globs). They range from quarter to half dollar size. No BP clean-up workers are anywhere to be found. I gave him the BP toll-free number: [...]

BP Claims chief here on Sunday

BP Claims chief here on Sunday

While most of Pensacola is in church tomorrow, BP Chief Claims Officer Darryl Willis will visit the Escambia County EOC (6575 North "W" Street, Pensacola) at 9:00 a.m. He will attend the EOC briefing and join Commission Chairman Grover Robinson for the 9:30 a.m. news conference. He will also [...]

Perdido Key: Photo ops and few BP globs

I drove over to Perdido Key this afternoon. Very few BP globs could be found on the beach. The ones I did see were the size of pennies and nickels. Pensacola Beach was much worse. I go this report from a reader: On my way out to Ft McRae this morning I saw this tug boat just sitting in the [...]

“What we’re going to be dealing with the rest of the summer”

“What we’re going to be dealing with the rest of the summer”

The Mobile Press Register isn't covering up the magnitude of the oil disaster: The slick that struck there was spotted early in the day by vacationers in adjacent condo towers as well as a reconnaissance flight commissioned by Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. But an effort to corral the mess at sea [...]

Peaceful Rally against BP

Peaceful Rally against BP

From Chris Slick: Sunday, June 6, 2010 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Pensacola Downtown BP Gas Station Street: 1 West Cervantes Street City/Town: Pensacola, FL Show up with a sign or two and as many friends and family as possible. Come on Pensacola - let's make our voices heard! The tar [...]

Tony, it may be time for soap on a rope

Tony, it may be time for soap on a rope

On Thursday morning, I was interviewed by Jim Sanborn and Don Parker on WCOA 1370 AM They asked me what I thought about BP CEO Tony Hayward's statement that he wanted his life back. My response: "I think Mr. Hayward better get used to taking showers with soap on a rope. He might find showering a [...]

Media Roundup 6.05.10

Media Roundup 6.05.10

We are in Day 46 of the BP Oil Disaster and 16 days before the Pensacola City Council meets again to express its "outrage." cfnews13.com: Computer Model Shows Oil Could Threaten Atlantic Coast By July "With news of tar balls washing up on Pensacola Beach, Florida joins the list of states [...]

Gaetz report

The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when BP heard girls in bikinis were on the beach: For Immediate Release June 4, 2010 Dear [...]

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

From Coastkeeper: BP supervisor refuses to answer Q

From Coastkeeper: BP supervisor refuses to answer Q

Emerald Coastkeeper Chassidy Hobbs sent me this email about what she saw on Pensacola Beach: I started my morning out on Pensacola Beach documenting tar balls. About 5 today I was doing an interview with Waterkeeper Magazine around Avenida 16 when I saw 4 young men walking down the beach picking [...]

Update 35: Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Update 35: Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Friday, June 4 - 5:30 p.m. - Update #35 * If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-866-448-5816. * The beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. * Escambia County Board [...]

Photos from the pass

Photos from the pass

Kim Carmichael sent us these photos with a note: "I took these pics from the boat late today. These guys were laying this along the beach on the Gulf side near the Pass. Do you know what type of boom it is?" ----- ----- Oil moouse patch in Pensacola pass (taken from a iPhone):

Buzz: BP clean-up crew more interested in bikinis

Buzz: BP clean-up crew more interested in bikinis

We received several complaints that the dozen or so BP clean-up workers that were sent to Pensacola Beach were more interested in watching girls in bikinis than picking up tarballs. Here is one email: My friend lives between Ft. Pickens and Casino Beach. She just called to tell me that the [...]

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