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Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Friday, June 11, 2010
Oil Spill Update

SITUATION REPORT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the oil plume on Thursday was 295 miles from St. Petersburg, with non-contiguous sheens and scattered tar balls closer. Winds are continuing to push it west, away from the Florida Keys. Gulf was added to the counties for which Gov. Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency.

FLORIDA KEYS

Tourism economic impact survey

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is accepting online responses until Wednesday at http://www.fla-keys.com/oilspillsurvey.

Beach cleanup

When: 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Boca Chica Beach

Wear: Closed-toed shoes, lightweight long pants and shirts, a bathing suit underneath

Provided: Water, tools, gloves, etc.

Directions: Around U.S. 1 Mile Marker 11, turn oceanside to Geiger Key Road at the Circle K, drive until the road ends.

Oiled wildlife response course

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Florida Keys Community College, College Road, Stock Island

Cost: $100 per person

Prerequisite: Four-hour Marine Oil Spill Cleanup course

Information/Registration: Cathy Torres at 305-809-3250

BP claims offices

(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily)

800-440-0858, http://www.bp.com/claims

Key West

3706 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Suite H

Marathon

7885 Overseas Highway

Florida Keys Environment Coalition

http://www.KeysSpill.com

FLORIDA

Fishing advisories/closures

http://myfwc.com/OilSpill/index.htm

Oil spill trajectories/forecasts

http://ocgweb.marine.usf.edu

Dept. of Environmental Protection

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

888-337-3569

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon

www.Twitter.com/FLDEPalert

FEDERAL

Unified Command

http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com

Fishing advisories/closures

http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/deepwater_horizon_oil_spill.htm

Hurricanes and oil spill fact sheet

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/hurricanes_oil_factsheet.pdf

CONTACT INFO

•Report tar balls:

800-424-8802

•Report oiled wildlife:

866-557-1401

•Report oiled shoreline:

877-272-8335

•Report fraud and gas price-gouging: 866-966-7226

•Volunteer information:

866-448-5816 or

http://www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org

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