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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="font-size: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Recent Updates</ustrong></p>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <ustrong><span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">05/09/2010 ? 12:15 p.m. ? Deepwater Horizon Situation Report</ustrong></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><ustrong><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">FLORIDA DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE MAY 9, 2010</ustrong></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">TALLAHASSEE</ustrong><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"> ? The State Emergency Response Team, in support of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as the lead response agency for the state of Florida, is actively participating in the Deepwater Horizon response. </p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The following is a summary of state and BP response actions to date, as well as tips for residents and visitors to take precautions both pre and post-landfall. </p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Landfall Predictions:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Deepwater Horizon continues to discharge an estimated 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) per day. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On May 8, 2010 BP encountered a challenge with the dome intended to contain the oil discharge. The dome?s opening became clogged with hydrates that form when gas and water mix under certain temperatures and pressures. BP is evaluating options for successfully reinstalling the dome.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">BP also continues its efforts to drill a relief well to eliminate the discharge. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Despite the set back regarding the dome, weather conditions remain favorable and the winds/currents continue to keep the plume away from the Florida coast for at least the next 72 hours. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The loop current is far south of the oil and there is no imminent threat that the oil will be picked up by the loop current. However, Florida continues to make preparations to safeguard the state?s shoreline.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Floridians and visitors are reminded that the state?s beaches and other attractions have not been impacted by the oil spill and remain open for public enjoyment.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Should any impacts to Florida?s coastline occur, these could potentially includetarballs ? fragments or lumps of oil weathered into a solid consistency ? oil sheen or tar mats ?sheets of oil that are thicker than a sheen. Should individuals observe any evidence of oil on Florida?s coastline, they should leave the area and report the incident to 1-866-448-5816.</p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">State Actions:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On May 6, 2010, Governor CharlieCrist sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a $50 million disaster National Emergency Grant from the United States Department of Labor as a part of Florida?s response plans to the Deepwater Horizon incident. The following link provides a copy of the letter: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/05062010_letter_obama.pdf">http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/05062010_letter_obama.pdf</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On May 5, 2010, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector St. Petersburg, DEP, and BP set up a Unified Command (in support of the Unified Area Command) at theUSCG Sector St. Petersburg offices in St. Petersburg. The Joint Information Center for the Unified Command in St. Petersburg has a dedicated media line which can be reached at 727-820-3714. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Unified Command will be largely geared toward planning and will grow if it becomes necessary. Sector Key West has also set up a virtual Unified Command that will become operational if necessary.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Governor CharlieCrist confirmed on May 4, 2010 that Florida will receive a $25-million block grant from BP for initial state and local preparation and response costs.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On May 3, 2010, Governor CharlieCrist extended a state of emergency declaration (Emergency Order 10-100) for the coastal counties of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On April 30, 2010, Governor CharlieCrist declared a state of emergency (Emergency Order 10-99) for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf Counties. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated at a Level 2 or Partial activation. Two new support cells have been established to handle supplemental boom requests and alternative technology evaluation.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The State Emergency Response Team has dozens of team members deployed throughout the anticipated impact region to assist with Deepwater Horizon preparation and response. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP conducted water and sediment sampling to use as a baseline for ongoing monitoring. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP is continuously monitoring air quality data. Statewide air quality monitoring is ongoing in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The public can view this data at <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.airnow.gov/">http://www.airnow.gov/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"> or <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/">http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), county governments, water management districts and several federal agencies continue to conduct pre-impact assessments, including sampling of water, fish, shellfish and habitats along the Florida coastline and into the Gulf of Mexico. </p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Boom Placement</ustrong><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Approximately 146,115 feet of boom has been placed out of the Pensacola and Panama City staging areas in support of Unified Command.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">As of May 9, 2010, an estimated 121,500 feet of boom has been placed in Florida.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">An additional 16,700 feet is expected to be placed today.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Currently 10,000 feet of boom is staged in Pensacola with an additional 40,000 feet of boom on order. In Panama City, there is 25,000 feet staged and an additional 40,000 feet of boom on order.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Placement of boom is based on tides and where the oil is threatening, as well as direction given in each region?s area contingency plan. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">To view the Coast Guard Mobile Area Contingency Plan visit: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://ocean.floridamarine.org/ACP/MOBACP/StartHere.html">http://ocean.floridamarine.org/ACP/MOBACP/StartHere.html</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">To view the Coast Guard St. Petersburg Area Contingency Plan visit:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=3482">http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=3482</a></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The booming strategy focuses on identified environmentally sensitive areas. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Estuaries and inlets are at the top of the list, not the beach areas.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">This is to protect sensitive habitat that support wildlife and fish. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">If the oil washes on the beach, the sand can be cleaned. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Note that booms are not a failsafe solution. They can become ineffective in high seas, strong winds, or currents over one knot. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida?s counties are working through the State Emergency Operations Center. Each county provides input, but the operational decisions are made through the Unified Command. The State Emergency Response Team is working with the counties, BP as well as the federal agencies to maximize protection and minimize impacts. <ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></ustrong></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Health Effects:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">At this time, there are no indications of any health risks to Floridians due to the Deepwater Horizon incident. The Department of Health (DOH) andDEP are closely monitoring health and environmental impacts to Florida?s beaches and will notice an advisory if conditions become unsafe. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Consider the following tips for avoiding negative health impacts from an oiled shoreline:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Avoid entering areas where oil can be seen or smelled. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Avoid direct skin contact with oil, oil-contaminated water and sediments.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not swim or ski in areas affected by the oil spill, and if traveling through the area by boat, take precautions when hoisting the boat anchor. If oil makes contact with skin, wash it off with soap and water.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not fish in oil spill-affected waters.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not harvest or eat dead fish, fish with oily residue or fish that have a petroleum odor.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Avoid boating through oil slicks or sheens.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Young children, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and individuals with underlying respiratory conditions should avoid the area.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Prevent pets from entering oil-contaminated areas.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Those near Florida?s Gulf Coast may detect an odor because of the oil spill. Some people are more sensitive to these odors and may experience nasal irritation and feelings of nausea. In combination with seasonal allergies, such as sensitivity to pollen or pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, some people may experience more severe symptoms. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Individuals experiencing symptoms that are aggravated by the odors from the oil spill should consider:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Staying indoors, in air conditioning, and avoiding strenuous outdoor activity. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">If symptoms do not improve, contact a primary care physician or other health care provider for medical advice. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma or other respiratory illness shouldcontacttheirhealth care providerif feeling symptomatic.<span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Fisheries & Seafood:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The fisheries, wildlife and seafood off of Florida?s coast in state waters are safe and there are no alerts at this time.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On May 3, 2010 NOAA restricted fishing for a minimum of ten days in federal waters most affected by the BP oil spill, largely between Louisiana state waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River to waters off Florida?s Pensacola Bay. Details can be found here: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/">http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Fishermen who wish to contact BP about a claim should call 1-800-440-0858.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">FWC is working with DEP, county governments, water management districts and several federal agencies including NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct pre-impact wildlife assessments.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">These assessments include samples of water, sediments, fish, shellfish and habitats along the Florida coastline and into the Gulf of Mexico. Assessments are needed to provide baseline information prior to the anticipated impact.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Examples of the assessments include the following:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">FWC and the University of South Florida College of Marine Science are designing a multi-day scientific research study to obtain information on fisheries resources and plankton in the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Panhandle. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Aerial surveys also are planned to identify locations of marine mammals.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Groups are marking the location of bird and sea turtle nesting sites along the beach. Nests are marked to help prioritize response with real-time information. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">FWC urges citizens to report oiled wildlife to the Wildlife Distress Hotline at 1-866-557-1401.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">For the safety of the public as well as the safety of animals, rescues should be conducted by trained responders. Untrained rescuers may cause more harm than good.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Anyone involved in volunteer efforts to clear trash from the beaches should be careful of shorebird nesting areas.If birds in the area are acting agitated, calling or swooping at people, there is a good possibility it is a nesting area. TheFWC asks the public and oil spill responders to retreat the way they approached and leave the nesting area. Anyone involved in volunteer efforts to clear trash from the beaches should consider the following: </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Avoid working in areas where shorebirds are nesting; never enter or approach a posted shorebird area. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">When near nesting areas, stay below the high tide (wrack) line. Shorebirds nest on the open beach above this line. Nests are scrapes in the sand and the eggs are small and camouflaged. They easily can be crushed by pedestrians and vehicles. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Remove only manmade trash. Seaweed and other natural debris are critical to shorebirds. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Even though the wrack line is important to wildlife, if it becomes oiled it then becomes a death trap for birds and other wildlife and makes removal of oil from the beach more difficult. Timing for removal of beach wrack in oil spill response is critical. It should be left on the beach in areas of active nesting as long as possible but removed immediately prior to beaches becoming oiled. In areas distant from active nesting, cleanup of wrack and other natural debris can be performed to better facilitate future oil removal. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">On some Panhandle beaches, theFWC has installed short, white, PVC tubes in the dunes to track endangered beach mice, and onPerdido Key, small aluminum boxes also are being used. This important equipment should not be removed from the beach. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Also, sea turtle nests are marked with stakes and orange tape - do not remove these items because they help protect the nests from disturbances. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not place litter above the tide line; this can also interfere or cause harm to nesting birds. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not use equipment such as rakes, shovels or tractors. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Do not bring dogs onto the beach. Dogs, even when leashed, are very threatening to birds and cause them to panic. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Seabirds and shorebirds are protected by law. Report anyone harming or harassing these birds or nest disturbances to 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).<span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Closures:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Currently there are no Florida State Park or beach closures. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit: <span style="COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="COLOR: purple">www.floridastateparks.org<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.<ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></ustrong></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Tourism:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida?s pristine beaches and famed fishing grounds remain open to residents and visitors.<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"> Currently, there are no impacts to Florida?s 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and 663 miles of beaches. Florida?s shores are clear and open for business. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine State and are concerned about any potential impact from the Deepwater Horizon Oil incident, VISIT FLORIDA, the state?s official tourism marketing organization, encourages you to check with local destinations in order to get the most up-to-date information. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Through www.VISITFLORIDA.com, vacationers are able to view live Twitter feeds and read up-to-the-minute information on the status of any city or region in Florida, allowing them to see first-hand whether or not an area is currently affected. The following link also provides helpful local links to check on the status of your Florida destination: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.visitflorida.com/florida_travel_advisory/">http://www.visitflorida.com/florida_travel_advisory/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.<ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP?s Florida Park Service would like to remind the public that all of Florida?s 160 state parks are open for business and ready for enjoyment, including the 24 state park beaches along the Gulf Coast.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida State Parks are seeing no impacts at this time from the Deepwater Horizon incident and remain great destinations for families to enjoy.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Florida State Park website will be updated daily and will list any parks that may be impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Incident: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.floridastateparks.org/">http://www.floridastateparks.org/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">. Visitors with camping or cabin reservations will be notified if their stay will be impacted. If you have any questions, please call 1-850-245-2157.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Park staff and volunteers have been working diligently at all beach parks this week to be sure that debris is removed. Beach cleanups allow any potential oil cleanups along Florida?s shoreline to be more easily facilitated.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Tips for Businesses and Consumers: </ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida residents are discouraged from signing any documents provided to them in return for money from BP or anyone else until they know the extent of their loss, which may be significantly higher than the money being paid. These may be fraudulent or premature. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Attorney General?s fraud hotline is open to receive any reports of fraud or price gouging. The hotline is 1-866-966-7226.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner gas price-gouging hotline is also operational. The toll-free hotline number is 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352).</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida?s coastal businesses should be prepared to make loss of earnings claims for damages incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Florida Department of Financial Services provides the following suggestions: </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Take detailed records of cancelled reservations. It is important that when these cancellations occur, the cancelling party is questioned whether the cause is because of the oil spill. If the answer is yes, keep a record of the person?s name and contact information, and also the revenues lost as a result of the cancellation. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Calculate estimated losses for a six-week period and be able to provide records, sales receipts and documentation to support such a claim. A good idea would be to compare business now to a five-year average of revenues between May and June, which can offer insight as to the damages incurred. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Make a detailed list of assets ? including non-structural -- and include appropriate records to support the list.<ustrong> </ustrong>For example: if your hotel or restaurant is within walking distance to the beach and that beach has oil reach its shores, the business? assets are damaged even though there is no physical damage to the structure, and it is important to record this depreciation. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Be wary of insurance settlement scams.<ustrong> -- </ustrong>For businesses who may have already begun the claims filing process with BP, first, make sure you are dealing with authorized representatives from BP and not scam artists; and be careful not to sign waivers of liability too quickly without getting adequate legal and financial counsel.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">In all circumstances, affected businesses should file a claim with BP via the hotline number ? 1-800-440-0858. Additional guidance to help small businesses survive a disaster can be found at<a rel=nofollow>www.MyFloridaCFO.com</a><span style="COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">or by<span style="COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">calling 1-850-413-3089 or toll-free at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236).</p>
<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Volunteer Opportunities:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Governor?s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is encouraging Floridians and visitors to watch for oiled wildlife, vegetation, and beaches by becoming a Coast Watch volunteer. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The ?Coast Watchers? will assist BP, the state of Florida and partnering organizations in identifying beaches that need attention. </p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Coast Watchers will work within the coastal communities where they live or visit and commit to do the following:</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Report injured or oiled animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline: 1-866-557-1401.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Report oiled shoreline to: 1-866-448-5816.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Report a change in Air Quality to: <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/">http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">For information on scheduled beach cleanups and other volunteer opportunities, visit www.VolunteerFlorida.org.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Emergency Support Function 15, Volunteers and Donations, successfully spearheaded pre-impact beach cleanups over the weekend of May 1-2. More than 1,200 volunteers participated in cleanups in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Wakulla counties to minimize the effect of the Deepwater Horizon incident. Volunteer Florida offers guidance for conducting safe pre-impact beach cleanups at www.volunteerflorida.org.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">BP has established a volunteer program and set up a toll-free number for those interested in volunteering. When calling, interested parties should communicate what activities they are volunteering and locations in which they are available to work. In addition, potential volunteers may call this line to learn about the training that is required to work in oil spill clean-up operations. For information on assisting with the response efforts, please contact BP?s community information line at 1-866-448-5816.</p>
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<P class=MsoNormal><ustrong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Learn More About Florida?s Response:</ustrong></p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP launched a Twitter account, <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">@<span style="COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">, dedicated to providing updates on Florida?s response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Visit <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">www.Twitter.com/FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"> <span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">The Florida Emergency Information Line is in operation from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until further notice. The number for residents to call is: 1-800-342-3557.</p>
<P class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">DEP established an email sign-up for information alerts on its website as well as a resources page containing fact sheets and tips. To view tips and sign up for email updates, visit <span style="font-size: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><span style="font-size: 12pt; COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.</p>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner gas price-gouging hotline.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Fishermen who wish to contact BP.<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-800-440-0858<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">To reporttarballs or other evidence of oil on Florida?s coastline call the Rapid Response Team.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-866-448-5816</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Report oiled wildlife to the Joint Information Center.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-866-557-1401</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Seabirds and shorebirds are protected by law. Report anyone harming or harassing these birds or nest disturbances to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-888-404-FWCC (3922)</p>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida State Parks camping or cabin reservations</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-850-245-2157<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">To file a claim with BP.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-800-440-0858</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida Department of Financial Services small business assistance hotline.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-850-413-3089 or toll-free at
1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236)

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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Business Owner Insurance Coverage Hotline</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">850-413-3100 or toll free
1-800-342-2762
TDD: 850-410-9700</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Report injured or oiled animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-866-557-1401</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">BP?s community information line and volunteer line.<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-866-448-5816<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">To register as a consultant, contractor, vendor, or submit information on alternative response technology, services, products, vessels of opportunities, or suggestions.</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-281-366-5511</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida Relay Services, <span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">the communications link for people who are Hearing Impaired.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Florida State Emergency Information Line<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-800-342-3557
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information Center at Unified Area Command in Robert, Louisiana</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-985-902-5231</p>
<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-985-902-5240</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information Center at Unified Command in Mobile, Alabama</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-251-445-8965</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information Center at Unified Command in St. Petersburg, Florida</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">1-727-820-3714</p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information Center Twitter Updates</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt; COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"><a href="http://twitter.com/Oil_Spill_2010">http://twitter.com/Oil_Spill_2010</a><span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information CenterFacebook Updates</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Deepwater Horizon Response<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD></TR>
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<P class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">Joint Information Center website</p></TD>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com<span style="COLOR: black"></p></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<P class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">For additional information regarding Florida?s response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, visit <span style="COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: purple; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">, or follow us on Twitter at <span style="COLOR: black"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">www.Twitter.com/FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'">.</p>
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