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Wakulla County Emergency Management Interagency Situation Report #75 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

deepwater horizons response logo square 200Interagency Situation Report #75
Deepwater Horizons Oil spill
July 13, 2010 15:00 EDT


I.    HAZARD ANALYSIS:

Weather Summary:

A 20-40% chance of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible along and inland of the Panhandle beaches today and Wednesday. Outside of thunderstorm activity, humid conditions and warm temperatures will produce heat index values between 100 and 107 degrees both today and tomorrow. West-southwest winds of 5-15 knots are expected through Wednesday before a possible wind shift from the south on Thursday or Friday. Offshore, no oil has been observed within or moving towards Eddy Franklin and there is no clear path for oil to enter the Florida Straits. Also, no significant tropical activity is expected through the next 48 hours.

II.  CURRENT SITUATION

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Florida beaches are currently open.  The estimated release rate of oil from Deepwater Horizon is at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day.  BP has made some progress on its "capping stack" procedure.  This is designed to capture greater quantities of oil.  As a result of that progress, BP will began a "Well Integrity Test" on Tuesday, July 13.  This test, which will last from 6 to 48 hours or more, involves closing one or more of the valves on the new cap for a period of time to allow BP to measure pressures in the well.

There is currently no planned use of dispersants in Florida waters.

Florida Specific Info:

Oil Impact Notices have been posted for all Escambia County and Walton County Gulf beaches, as well as designated beaches in Okaloosa County.

Tar balls, tar mats and light sheen continue to be reported in Northwest Florida.

Pensacola Pass as well as Perdido Pass will continue to be closed with the tide to reduce the amount of oil from entering inland waters.  These waterways are manned to allow access to necessary vessel traffic during low tide.

In accordance with established plans, protective booming, staging and boom maintenance is being conducted along the coast from Escambia to Franklin.

Federal Fishery closure, west of Cape San Blas to state line (see NOAA FB10-060).

According to the NOAA oil plume model, the oil plume is 61 miles from Pensacola, and 146 miles from Panama City.  NOAA trajectory tests are showing a slow eastward movement of both near shore and offshore oil through Thursday,  No direct, significant onshore impacts are forecast through the end of the week.

In addition to $100,000 for Volunteer Florida to maintain a volunteer registration database, BP has issued over $75 million in grants to Florida for booming, a national tourism advertising campaign, and the state’s preparedness and response efforts. An additional $500,000 has been issued by BP to fund two innovative technology solutions for Okaloosa County.

BP claims in Florida total 28,799 with approximately $31,649,619.71 paid.

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is at a Level 1 (Full), operating from 0700 to 1800 EDT, with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) as the lead agency.
Daily conference calls are being conducted with county and emergency management partners, the Federal On-Scene Coordinator, and various Unified Commands.

FEMA is assisting SERT with streamlining financial reimbursement.

A portion of coastal state waters offshore of Escambia County is closed to the harvest of saltwater fish, crabs and shrimp.

A SERT Toxicological Data Analysis Cell is providing consistent scientific assessments of collected sampling to inform local/state decision making.

The Agency for Workforce Innovation and Regional Workforce Boards are identifying and filling jobs related to the oil spill: 12,553 positions advertised; 38,225 applicants referred.

101 Florida National Guard personnel on duty at various duty posts in the Deepwater Horizon area of operations.

19,521 volunteers have registered to respond to Deepwater Horizon. 22,513 volunteer hours have been worked AmeriCorps, National Civilian Community Corps members are assisting with volunteer management and developing sustainable citizen information station (CIS) resources.

Daily reconnaissance flights and shoreline patrol are being conducted from from Escambia to Franklin Counties for impact. Real time reconnaissance reports are being entered into GATOR.

Currently, Florida's coast has 9 decontamination sites for response vessels and 8 that are being operated for commercial vessels.  A site for recreational vessel decontamination has also been established and additional recreational vessel sites are in negotiations with BP.

Recovered Oiled Wild Life:  07/12/10

Birds (7/12) Total Birds Turtles (7/12) Total Turtles
Recovered Alive*: 2 154 22 22
Released: 0 10 0 0
Died or euthanized: 4 103 2 2
Still in Rehab: 41 20
Recovered Dead: 6 137 1 1
Total Recovered: 8 291 23 23
Total Dead: 240 3

See the consolidated wildlife report updated by noon each day:  http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doctype/2931/55963

The Boom Coordination Cell continues to coordinate additional boom requests. The Innovative Technology Cell continues to assess alternative clean-up technologies suggested by the public and stakeholders.

Emergency Bridge Loan Program, cumulative, as of 07/12/10:

Applications:  43
Declined:  5
Approved:  38
Amount: $950,000.00

he Small Business Administration has issued an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for the State of Florida.  Outreach Centers are open in 8 counties.

Loan Applications:  As reported on 07/13/10:

Issued:  560
Accepted:  151
Declined:  52
Approved: 29

In Wakulla County, 59,800’ total boom has been deployed.   Monitoring and maintenance is ongoing.

III.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE:

General Assistance:  Wakulla County Division of Emergency Management  (850)926.0800

Florida Information Lines:

The Florida Oil Spill Information Line (FOSIL) is available from 8am-6pm EDT daily for citizens’ questions at (888) 337-3569.

For general health/exposures information questions related to the oil spill, contact the Florida Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

Two public hotline numbers for oil spill investigation and cleanup:

    Impacted Wildlife:  (866) 557-1401
    Oiled Shoreline:  1 (877) 2-SAVE-FL  or  #DEP for cellular devices

The Florida Department of State has established a hotline for archeological, historical preservation, and tribal lands that may be impacted by the Deepwater Horizon incident: (850) 245-6530.

Florida Information Websites:

Volunteer registration:  www.VolunteerFlorida.org and click “Register to Help”

Health/environmental advisories:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/health.htm

State sampling data:  www.nrdata.org

GATOR web mapping application:  http://map.floridadisaster.org/gator/

Recovery related jobs:  http://gulfrecoveryjobs.employflorida.com/

Federal Information Websites:

NOAA GeoPlatform, response management application:  http://www.geoplatform.gov/gulfresponse/

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