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EOC: Wiggins report

June 13, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins reported that Bayou Texar now has triple booming. City staff is booming the grass areas near the trestle and Wayside Park. The second phase of Greenshores (near Pitt’s Slip) has boom. Pitt’s Slip…

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EOC: Unified Command

June 13, 2010

Two barges recovering oil collided last night in Perdido Key, sparking a small fire. The incident has been contained according to Unified Command.…

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EOC: BP report

June 13, 2010

Lucia Bustamante, BP spokesman, said the much-anticipated beach rakes (which will scoop up the BP globs) are at the Bayou Chico staging area. The new deputy incident leader for BP, Ian Livett, is in Pensacola to…

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Grover’s message for President Obama

June 13, 2010

Comm. Grover Robinson: We need better communication. We need more boats to fight this battle. I don’t want to hear about EPA regulations, Jones Act impeding the boats being deployed. Whatever is blocking us needs to…

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EOC: Oil in Pensacola Pass

June 13, 2010

Twenty vessels fighting it. Commissioner Grover Robinson flew over the area in an ECSO helicopter. Pensacola Beach appeared clear. There were orange patches in Pensacola Bay near the Ranger station. Boats were skimming it up. Sheen…

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News: Storage tank from Deepwater Horizon washes

June 13, 2010

Panama City News Herald reports: “Bay County’s first tangible landfall from the Deepwater Horizon crisis is not tar balls or oil plumes. Instead, it’s a storage tank officials think was onboard the Deepwater Horizon rig when…

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News: Bama beaches turn black

June 13, 2010

The Mobile Press Register had two reports: Beaches turn black: The picture that I posted yesterday was only the beginning of the problem for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Thousands of people lined Gulf Shores’ beaches,…

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More clean-up workers needed

June 13, 2010

The PNJ reports that 90+ workers were let go on Friday due to having an uncertified instructor. WEAR TV reports Able Body Labor of Pensacola will provide residents with the 40-hour hazmat training class for free.…

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BP asks customers not to boycott

June 13, 2010

I spent yesterday in the Mississippi Delta. People asked about the BP oil disaster constantly. Many of them vacation annually at Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach or Destin. They said that their realtors had offered…

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No Oil On Pensacola Beach

June 12, 2010

County and City officials said at this morning’s EOC briefing that there has been confirmed oil mouse on Orange Beach but none on Pensacola Beacb. Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins said Bayou Texar has been doubled boomed…

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Photos collected from USCG

June 12, 2010

The United States Coast Guard posts daily photos concerning Deepwater Horizon and the clean-up. Here are some the photos that I have downloaded – most are from Grand Isles, La.…

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Fire vortex in Gulf

June 12, 2010

A fire vortex erupts inside of a controlled burn (left side) during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, June 9, 2010. A fire vortex is formed when rapidly rising hot air pulls cooler oxygen-rich air in…

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June 11 p.m. update – Joint Command

June 12, 2010

The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Prepared by the Joint Information Center UPDATED June 11, 2010 7 PM PAST 24 HOURS Admiral Allen Provides Operational Update of BP Oil Spill Response National…

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Low Risk in Near-Term to Florida Peninsula

June 12, 2010

Press Release – Joint Command: Florida Sentry Program Confirms Low Risk in Near-Term to Florida Peninsula and Keys MIAMI – Surface and aerial based monitoring of waters off the west coast of Florida south of the…

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Health risks with controlled burns

June 12, 2010

We know that the Deepwater Horizon well could have been spewing up to 2 million gallons of crude a day before a cut-and-cap maneuver last week started capturing some of the flow. Remember we told initially…