Monday, May 3, 2010

Deepwater Horizon contacts

Announcement from FWC:

On Tuesday, April 20, an offshore oil-drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. The rig, owned by Transocean Ltd, was under contract to British Petroleum (BP).

Submerged at the bottom of the Gulf, the rig continues to discharge up to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) per day. BP, the United States Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service are the lead response agencies on the oil spill. For information, please visit

In Florida, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida's shoreline.

From FWC press release at

The FWC’s regional offices are inventorying equipment available for the response, so they can quickly mobilize when needed. This includes trucks, trailers, ATVs, boats and other equipment, as well as personnel.
For more information, call the Florida State Emergency Information Line at 800-342-3557. Other important numbers include:
To report oiled wildlife, call 866-557-1401
To discuss spill-related damage, call 800-440-0858
To report oiled shoreline, call 866-448-5816
To request volunteer information, call 866-448-5816

Updated contact numbers- 7/15/10:
If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, call 1-877-389-8932 or dial #DEP from your cell phone.
DO NOT touch oiled or injured wildlife. Report it to 1-866-557-1401.
EVERYONE is advised to AVOID contact with tar balls or oiled debris on the beach.

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