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DEP changes mind on Gulf Breeze plan

May 5, 2010

by IN reporter Sean Boone With the oil slick impending upon the Gulf Coast, The City of Gulf Breeze is in a crunch to receive more emergency assistance. Yesterday the City sent a request to the…

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Holy C#$P: Sea surface temps getting out of control

May 5, 2010

From HurricaneTrack.com: I have never seen the sea surface temperature anomaly map look like the one below. It is the NHC’s Reynolds method anomaly map which is updated once per week. This map gives an excellent…

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Haz Mat courses full

May 5, 2010

Got this email from Carrie Stevenson, Coastal Sustainability Agent, Escambia County Extension “We’ve gotten an overwhelming response from volunteers interested in registering for the hazmat safety courses being offered at the Civic Center, from as far…

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How the oil slick might spread

May 5, 2010

The Miami Herald has an interactive graphic on how the BP oil slick might spread and impact the entire state. Click on the red dots in the legend and colored boxes on the map. See here.…

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See Oil Spill in Action

May 5, 2010

This cool animation was created by the New Orleans Times-Picayune by using overflight information and forecast models from the NOAA and Unified Command. The red dot indicates the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil well, which…

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BP’s $25 Million Insult

May 5, 2010

Yesterday’s Beast article moved from #5 to #2 – competing with Times Square bomber story. You are helping to keep the nation’s attention on the Pensacola area. The Beast’s editors and the national news services can’t…

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BP spill: Possible Landfall at Perdido Thursday

May 4, 2010

From Chasidy Hobbs, Emerald Coastkeeper: Latest projection shows possible landfall of oil sheen in Perdido as early as Thursday. This changes everyday and keeps getting pushed back later and later. Hopefully it will be pushed back…

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The Daily Beast wants to hear your voice

May 4, 2010

The Daily Beast is working with the Independent News to create “Voices from the Gulf“- a special section that collects and publishes stories, views and ideas from your blogs and tweeter accounts. You can send your…

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Sink plays tough with BP

May 4, 2010

I do like Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink. The former president of Florida Operations at Bank of America doesn’t take much bull off of corporate “suits.” Yesterday after a briefing at the Escambia County Emergency…

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Notes on Beach Town Hall meeting, May 3

May 4, 2010

Please forgive any typos in these notes. Have been operating on pots of coffee, Bud Light and Ny Nick’s wings for 72 straight hours. Gulf Breeze idea Mayor Beverly Zimmern and City Manager Buzz Eddy want…

Politics

AWOL Elected Officials

May 4, 2010

LIST OF MISSING ELECTED OFFICIALS Commissioners Marie Young, Wilson Robertson, Kevin White Pensacola City Council, expect for P.C. Wu, Larry Johnson, Diane Mack and Mayor Mike Wiggins. ECUA Board – all of them State Reps Greg…

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Notes on May 3 EOC meeting

May 3, 2010

First has anyone seen Escambia County Commissioners Marie Young and Wilson Robertson. Neither has shown for the briefings for this unprecedented environmental disaster. Maybe BP is holding them hostage. —- That being said the Escambia County…