Deepwater Horizon Incident Update #27
Friday, 04 June 2010 15:56
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 20:11
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- Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa’s entire coastline is open, including the waters for fishing. Two links to live Web cams on Navarre Beach are available at www.santarosa.fl.gov/oilspill.
- · This morning, June 4, beach staff reported BB to thumbnail sized orange balls intermixed with seaweed and algae in the wrack line (This is the line of debris that rests on the beach at the highest reach of the surging waves. The most prominent feature of the sea wrack is usually clumps of algae, or “seaweed.”) on the western third of Santa Rosa County four-mile portion of Navarre Beach, which begins at the National Seashore Park. No possible tar balls have been found on the remaining portion of the beach at this time. Navarre Beaches are open.
- Citizens should not handle or try to clean up oil residue.
- Mobile command air reconnaissance flight today reported very little oil in the Mobile sector (which includes Santa Rosa County).
- On June 5, 25 FWC & DEP staff will assess beaches on ATVs, covering a five-10 mile area each in the panhandle area.
- When tar balls or other material are reported, a SCAT team or Recon team, which are made up of DEP, BP, state emergency management workers and FWC, verify the report and a BP clean up team is deployed. County representatives may also be part of this team, and Santa Rosa County has requested to participate.