Escambia EOC update

Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Tuesday, June 1- 5:30 p.m. – Update #32

* Based on information received Tuesday, June 1, from the state, sections of the oil sheen have been spotted 9.5 miles off the Escambia County coastlines.
* Regular reconnaissance flights are being conducted daily to monitor Florida’s shoreline for impact.
* Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center will return to a Level 2 (partial) activation on Wednesday, June 2.
* An EOC briefing will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at 9 a.m.
* Secondary and tertiary boom staging began today, Tuesday, June 1.
* Unified command continues to check, verify the condition, and make repairs as needed, to currently placed booms.
* The county will work with Unified Command on any placement of boom within navigable waterways.
* Escambia County has maintained a state of emergency to prepare for the oil reaching our shores for the past 34 consecutive days.
* With the spill’s closer proximity and winds from the south, an odor may be detected by residents.
* Nineteen teams of 10 crew members have been prepared for beach cleanup. Some teams were activated Tuesday morning. The remaining are on standby for activation by Unified Command.
* Sixty vessels are located off the shores of Florida and Alabama for skimming.
* Documents were signed Tuesday to allocate $700,000 in funding for tourism promotion with the Escambia County Tourism Development Council, with another $700,000 to be allocated in 45 days.