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News: Whale in the Gulf

July 2, 2010

From Huffington Post: In this video from CNN, hop on board the world’s largest oil skimmer, “A Whale”, to get a firsthand look at the massive ship that is awaiting approval from the Coast Guard to…

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Thank BP for fireworks

July 2, 2010

As we reported yesterday, BP is paying for the Sertoma fireworks on the Fourth of July. I am probably the only one who sees the irony in a British company paying for a fireworks display that…

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Is it time to close EOC?

July 2, 2010

For 10 weeks, the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center has been operating. It is on W Street miles away from the impacted areas. This is an operation that was made for dealing with hurricanes and other…

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News: BP oil penetrating inland waterways

July 2, 2010

Mobile Press Register: Following an afternoon reconnaissance flight, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach employees reported that oil of some sort — be it sheen, tarballs or orange globs — had impacted all 32 miles of Baldwin’s…

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News: Buck Lee comes off bad in national press

July 2, 2010

The Christian Monitor writes about people getting sick from swimming in the gulf ( After Gulf swimmers report illness, questions about opening a beach ). Santa Rosa Island Authority manager Buck Lee is criticized for reopening…

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Florida Nearing Louisiana In Dead Birds

July 1, 2010

The number of dead birds recovered along Florida’s coastline is nearing that of Louisiana. As of Thursday, there were 431 dead birds recovered in our area compared to 470 in Louisiana. In terms of those collected…

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BP Helping Sertoma Out

July 1, 2010

BP has agreed to pay for the tugboat and barge that will be used in the Sertoma 4th of July fireworks display. Angela Boroca, spokesperson for the Pensacola Sertoma, says she went out and asked BP…

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Beach Health Advisory Extended

July 1, 2010

Health advisory issued for beach due to oil spill – All gulf beachside waters in Escambia now under advisory – Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of extensive…

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Perdido Pass system is working

July 1, 2010

From Thompson Engineering: As most of you are aware, over the past few weeks, Thompson Engineering has been under contract to install a prototype steel boom and piling system at Perdido Pass to assist in the…

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Buzz: No Barge For Fireworks?

July 1, 2010

We are hearing there is currently no barge lined up for the Sertoma 4th of July fireworks display. The budget for the barge is roughly $8,000 but the lowest figure the group has found is with…

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Why aren’t skimmers working off our water?

July 1, 2010

Commissioner Grover Robinson said that the EOC press conference the helicopters and satellite images show that there are no skimmers off our shores, but there are several working in Mississippi and Alabama. “The skimmers are stopping…

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EOC: Where is the $50 million?

July 1, 2010

The state of Florida has been given $50 by BP to assist counties deal with the BP oil disaster. Ten weeks after the explosion at Deepwater Horizon, Escambia County has been told that will get $1.9…

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Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Exec

July 1, 2010

Press Release: Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Executive When “America Speaks to BP” Live July 1 at 2:30 PM CST Pensacola, Fla. — On Thursday, July 1 at 2:30 pm CST, Ray Suarez of the…