|Deepwater Horizon Incident Update #34|
• 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.
• On June 11, a large plume of weathered oil was detected nine miles south of Pensacola Pass. The plume is two miles wide and goes south for 40 miles. An additional plume of non-weathered oil was verified through state reconnaissance data. The plume is located three miles south of Pensacola Pass. Response assets including skimming vessels have been dispatched to the area.
• According to NOAA projections, additional impacts are expected throughout northwest Florida within the next 72 hours due to onshore winds.
• Relatively weak winds (below 10 knots), low seas (below 3 feet) and relatively low rain chances are expected to prevail through the next two days, which will be favorable for surface oil recovery operations. Winds are expected to remain out of the south-southwest for the next three days, continuing to push portions of the oil plume towards the western Florida Panhandle.
• The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection are closely monitoring health and environmental impacts to Florida. Current advisories are posted at: www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/health.htm and www.santarosa.fl.gov/oilspill under “What’s Hot.”
• There were three reports of tarballs on Navarre Beach today, June 13.