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<p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">Hey folks, I put the updates in RED again - and I'm still in Afghanistan - should be back around Memorial Day weekend , just in time to wade through a foot of black tar and watch the skin peel off my feet from oil....</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">Recent Updates</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">05/11/2010 ? 12:00 p.m. ? Deepwater Horizon Response</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">05/11/2010 - MEMORANDUM: Governor's Executive Order Number 10-101, Establishing the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="font-size: 11pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">Tarballs<span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'"> ? fact sheet from NOAA?s Office of Response and Restoration added. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="font-size: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">Link to the U.S. Coast Guard St. Petersburg Area Contingency Plan added.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">NOAA Trajectory Maps updated. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'serif'">Tips for Protecting Florida's Shoreline From Oil Spill Impacts<span style="COLOR: #1f497d"> ? proper ways for homeowners and residents to assist in preparations. </p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 11pt; COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><span style="COLOR: black">FLORIDA DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE MAY 11, 2010</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">TALLAHASSEE<span style="COLOR: black"> ? Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Crist, the State Emergency Response Team and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are actively coordinating and responding to the Deepwater Horizon response. </p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="COLOR: black">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><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Landfall Predictions:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Deepwater Horizon continues to discharge an estimated 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) per day. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">BP continues its efforts to drill a relief well to eliminate the discharge.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Winds/currents continue to keep the plume away from the Florida coast for at least the next 72 hours. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· 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 curren<span style="COLOR: black">t. However, Florida continues to make preparations to safeguard the state?s shoreline.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Should any impacts to Florida?s coastline occur, these could potentially include tarballs ? 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><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">State Actions:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· As of Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. the Florida Oil Spill Information Line was activated to provide Floridians with response information and resources about the Deepwater Horizon oil incident. Live operators will assist callers with questions and direct them to the appropriate source of information on the oil spill from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week. The Florida Oil Spill Information Line phone number is 1-888-337-3569. This number replaces the Florida Emergency Information Line in order to better serve Florida?s residents and visitors.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· On May 6, 2010, Governor Charlie Crist 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: <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"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· 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 the USCG Sector St. Petersburg offices in St. Petersburg. <span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· St. Petersburg 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.<span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Governor Charlie Crist 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. Link to the block grant press release: <a href="http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/block_grant_release050410.pdf">http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/block_grant_release050410.pdf</a><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">On May 3, 2010, Governor Charlie Crist extended a state of emergency declaration (Emergency Order 10-100)<span style="COLOR: black"> for the coastal counties of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">On April 30, 2010, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency (Emergency Order 10-99)<span style="COLOR: black"> for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf Counties. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">DEP conducted water and sediment sampling to use as a baseline for ongoing monitoring. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black">The public can view this data at <a href="http://www.airnow.gov/">http://www.airnow.gov/</a><span style="COLOR: black"> or <a href="http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/">http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/</a><span style="COLOR: black">. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Boom Placement<span style="COLOR: black">:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Approximately 175,950 feet of boom has been placed out of the Pensacola and Panama City staging areas in support of Unified Command.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· An additional 12,000 feet is expected to be placed today in the Bay County area.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· There is 66,000 feet of boom staged in Florida and 360,000 feet of boom on order.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· On May 10, 2010, there was 5,200 feet of boom deployed in the Walton County area. Additional boom could not be placed due to bad weather. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">To view the Coast Guard Mobile Area Contingency Plan visit: <a href="http://ocean.floridamarine.org/ACP/MOBACP/StartHere.html">http://ocean.floridamarine.org/ACP/MOBACP/StartHere.html</a><span style="COLOR: black">. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o <span style="COLOR: black">To view the Coast Guard St. Petersburg Area Contingency Plan visit:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in"><a href="http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=3482">http://research.myfwc.com/features/view_article.asp?id=3482</a><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Florida?s counties are working through the State Emergency Operations Center. Each county provides input, but the operational decisions for supplemental boom plans are made through the Florida Emergency Operations Center. The State Emergency Response Team is working with the counties, BP as well as the federal agencies to maximize protection and minimize impacts. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· The Unified Command Operations Group is asking boaters to avoid damaging boom. Boom cut or broken due to boater traffic jeopardizes the protection that has been set up for the environmentally sensitive areas across the coast. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.25in"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Health Effects:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">At this time, there are no indications of any health risks to Floridians due to the Deepwater Horizon incident. The Department of Health (DOH) and DEP are closely monitoring health and environmental impacts to Florida?s beaches and will notice an advisory if conditions become unsafe. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· For most people, an occasional brief contact with a small amount oil, while not recommended, will do no harm. However, some people are sensitive to chemicals, including hydrocarbons found in the crude oil and petroleum products. In general, contact with oil should be avoided. If contact occurs, wash the area with soap and water. <span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">Prevent pets from entering oil-contaminated areas.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· To learn more about the potential health impacts and first aid measures regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, download the frequently asked questions at: <a href="http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/faq_doh_051010.pdf">http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/faq_doh_051010.pdf</a><span style="COLOR: purple"> <span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Fisheries & Seafood:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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: <a href="http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/">http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/</a><span style="COLOR: black">. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Fishermen who wish to contact BP about a claim should call 1-800-440-0858.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o <span style="COLOR: black">FWC urges citizens to report oiled wildlife to the Wildlife Distress Hotline at 1-866-557-1401.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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. The FWC 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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">On some Panhandle beaches, the FWC has installed short, white, PVC tubes in the dunes to track endangered beach mice, and on Perdido 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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">Seabirds and shorebirds are protected by law. Report anyone harming or harassing these birds or nest disturbances to 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Closures:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Currently there are no Florida State Park or beach closures. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit: www.floridastateparks.org<span style="COLOR: black">.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Tourism:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Florida?s pristine beaches and famed fishing grounds remain open to residents and visitors. 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;"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· 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<span style="COLOR: black">, 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;"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">Through www.VISITFLORIDA.com<span style="COLOR: black">, 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: <a href="http://www.visitflorida.com/florida_travel_advisory/">http://www.visitflorida.com/florida_travel_advisory/</a>.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· The Florida State Park website will be updated daily and will list any parks that may be impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Incident: <a href="http://www.floridastateparks.org/">http://www.floridastateparks.org/</a>. 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;"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Tips for Homeowners</p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Homeowners may be able to help prevent oil from reaching private property or damaging sensitive vegetation by utilizing sorbent booms. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Booming and alternative absorption measures should be coordinated through the state and local entities since incorrect boom placement in navigable waterways can create a serious hazard. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Coordination with state and local entities is important to ensure that booming or alternative measures being used do not impede navigation and are not more harmful to the natural environment in the long-run. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· If a boom is placed by a private citizen, that individual assumes responsibility for the boom, including the chance it could dislodge into the water or be harmful to wildlife. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Booms placed by private citizens that become impacted by oil are the responsibility of that individual and require special authorization for removal and proper disposal. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Alternative absorption methods, such as placing hay bales, homemade hair booms, sandbags or other technology along the shoreline, are not advisable as the overall debris from disposal of such methods would increase and could cause serious long-term damage. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Oil is a hazardous material and should be handled by highly trained professionals only. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Volunteers should not attempt to clean impacted beaches themselves or attempt to rescue oiled wildlife on their own. Touching oil is a health risk and disposing of it improperly could cause additional environmental damage. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Authorized protective measures should be conducted in a manner that provides protection to, and does not disturb, native vegetation, species and their habitat.</p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Taking, killing, harming or capturing any species, nests or eggs listed as an endangered species is not permitted. </p><p class=default style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Individuals, counties and other entities seeking more information on types of protective measures can also contact BP?s community information line at 1-866-448-5816. </p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40.5pt"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Tips for Businesses and Consumers: </p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· 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).<span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· 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 <span style="COLOR: black">of Financial Services provides the following suggestions:<span style="COLOR: black"> </p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o <span style="COLOR: black">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="COLOR: black">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 Make a detailed list of assets ? including non-structural -- and include appropriate records to support the list. 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.<span style="COLOR: black"> </p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.75in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">o Be wary of insurance settlement scams. -- 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.<span style="COLOR: black"></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="COLOR: black">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 www.MyFloridaCFO.com<span style="COLOR: navy"> or by<span style="COLOR: navy"> calling 1-850-413-3089 or toll-free at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236).<span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Volunteer Opportunities:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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. <span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· The ?Coast Watchers? will assist BP, the state of Florida and partnering organizations in identifying beaches that need attention. <span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Report injured or oiled animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline: 1-866-557-1401.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Report oiled shoreline to: 1-866-448-5816.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· Report a change in Air Quality to: <a href="http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/">http://www.epa.gov/bpspill/</a>.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">For information on scheduled beach cleanups and other volunteer opportunities, visit www.VolunteerFlorida.org<span style="COLOR: black">.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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<span style="COLOR: black">.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">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. For information on assisting with the response efforts, please contact BP?s community information line at 1-866-448-5816.</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black"><span style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="COLOR: black">Learn More About Florida?s Response:</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">DEP launched a Twitter account, @FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black">, dedicated to providing updates on Florida?s response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Visit www.Twitter.com/FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black">.</p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">· <span style="COLOR: black">DEP in coordination with the state Emergency Operations Center 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="COLOR: purple">www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon<span style="COLOR: black">.</p><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.25in"><span style="COLOR: black"></p><table class=MsoNormalTable style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><tbody><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: black 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; BACKGROUND: #a6a6a6; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 6.15in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=590 colSpan=2><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><span style="COLOR: black">Additional Public Information Resources and Hotlines</p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Attorney General?s fraud hotline for price gouging.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt"><span style="COLOR: black">1-866-966-7226

<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in">Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner gas price-gouging hotline.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in">1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352)<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in">1-800-640-0886 TTY<span style="COLOR: black"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Fishermen who wish to contact BP.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">1-800-440-0858</p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">To report tarballs or other evidence of oil on Florida?s coastline call the Rapid Response Team.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">1-866-448-5816<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Report oiled wildlife to the Joint Information Center.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">1-866-557-1401</p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">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><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">1-888-404-FWCC (3922)<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Florida State Parks camping or cabin reservations</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-850-245-2157<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">To file a claim with BP.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-800-440-0858<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Florida Department of Financial Services small business assistance hotline.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt">1-850-413-3089 or toll-free at
1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236)<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Business Owner Insurance Coverage Hotline</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>850-413-3100 or toll free
1-800-342-2762
TDD: 850-410-9700<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in">Report injured or oiled animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-866-557-1401<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">BP?s community information line and volunteer line.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">1-866-448-5816<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">To register as a consultant, contractor, vendor, or submit information on alternative response technology, services, products, vessels of opportunities, or suggestions.</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">1-281-366-5511<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Florida Relay Services, the communications link for people who are Hearing Impaired.<span style="COLOR: black"></p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">711<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in">Florida Oil Spill Information Line <span style="COLOR: black"></p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-888-337-3569<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center at Unified Area Command in Robert, Louisiana</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-985-902-5231<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoNormal>1-985-902-5240<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center at Unified Command in Mobile, Alabama</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-251-445-8965<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center at Unified Command in St. Petersburg, Florida</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>1-727-820-3714<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center Twitter Updates</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal><a href="http://twitter.com/Oil_Spill_2010">http://twitter.com/Oil_Spill_2010</a><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center Facebook Updates</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>Deepwater Horizon Response<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr><tr><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: black 1pt solid; WIDTH: 223.3pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=298><p class=MsoListParagraph style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0in"><span style="COLOR: black">Joint Information Center website</p></td><td style="BORDER-RIGHT: black 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 219.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1pt solid" vAlign=top width=293><p class=MsoNormal>www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com<span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">For additional information regarding Florida?s response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon<span style="COLOR: black">, or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/FLDEPalert<span style="COLOR: black">.</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black"></p><p class=MsoNormal style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><span style="COLOR: black">###</p>
 
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