Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update
Friday, June 10 – 2 p.m. – Update #08
* Unified Command clean-up and assessment teams are responding with daily cleanup.
* Oil coverage was reported as less than 1% this morning.
* A plume of oil has been reported several miles south of Pensacola Beach.
* Escambia County has opened field offices on Pensacola Beach to assist in answering questions from the public and act as staging areas for the county monitoring teams. The Pensacola Beach field office will be located at 5 Via Deluna, Suite 8. The phone number is 934-6500.
* Lifeguards are patrolling beaches from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for any sign of oil.
* Pensacola Beach remains open for business.
* Pensacola Beach events and activities
* Pensacola Beach live web cam
* The beach and water appeared clear with the morning report.
* A plume of oil has been reported several miles south of Perdido Pass.
* Based on the volume of tar balls washing ashore on Perdido Key and the difficulty in avoiding contact with the tar in the surf, the state health department issued a health advisory June 8 from the Florida/Alabama line east to the entrance of Johnson Beach/Gulf Islands National Seashore. The health department will continue to monitor the levels of tar balls and will lift the advisory when conditions improve.
* The Health Department has posted signs at the affected area. Residents can safely participate in activities that are above the high tide line. Please see the Health Department web site for more information on health safety: www.escambiahealth.com. This is an advisory only, not a ban. People may still swim at their own risk.
* Escambia County has opened field offices on Perdido Key to assist in answering questions from the public and act as staging areas for the county monitoring teams. The Perdido Key field office will be located at 13578 Perdido Key Dr.
* The beaches and businesses on Perdido Key remain open.
* Perdido Key events and activities at www.visitperdidokey.com
* Perdido Key live web cam at www.visitperdidokey.com