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EXTREME ALERT — Gulf Coast Evacuation Contingency Plans Soon to Go Operational: The operational name for the Gulf Coast Evacuation is "Swift Fox". Yesterday morning at around 8:30 Mountain time, I received information that specific towns, in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Georgia were having hotel rooms rented in mass by different named "Societies" using Federal government credit cards. The block hotel room rentals are for half the available rooms in hotels with a minimum of 120 rooms. Specific conversations were "overheard" that would indicate that the planned Gulf Coast evacuation is soon to be implemented. The only scenario I hear that may force the government to evacuate the coast is a multiple plume situation. Apparently, the unmitigated oil spilling has caused a pressure flux which, ironically, has caused a spider web network of Gulf seabed fissures, which has caused at least one other confirmed oil plume. NOAA is searching for two more suspected ones". This quote is from an insider who is really concerned as he should be. Here's additional info he provided. His comments in the following quote: "I know FEMA has already scoped out FEMA camp locations, ie vacant lots and swaths of land that can be leased temporarily in Texas and Georgia". The inside guy said it is up to the President to give the go-signal. There is an evacuation plan drafted and in place, ready for execution only *if* the administration deems it necessary. That can happen two ...
We are continuing to see scattered oil impacts, to varying degrees, across the island. Local officials are urging more rapid response times and will continue to be diligent in their efforts to keep our beaches as clean and safe as possible. Teams are deployed at sites along the coast to deal with local effects. Visitors are reminded not to touch oil in any form and to leave it for clean-up crews. To report sightings of oil or tarballs on the beach, please call 866-448-5816. To report oil impacts to wildlife, contact 866-557-1401.
6/5/2010 - Gulf of Mexico / Pensacola, FL UPDATE! - Finally some tar balls, but hardly any at all that I have seen. Some people found lots more elsewhere. Either things aren't as bad ON the beaches (no idea what it looks like under the water) or the cleanup crew has been doing a spectacular job. As an added bonus... watch me get caught in a mini monsoon with about 2 dozen people at the Casino Beach pavillion at Pensacola Beach.
This song was written to keep the focus on the BP oil spill disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico. This is already the largest environmental disaster in United States History. Dedicated to the 11 men who lost their lives on April 20th, 2010. "Hole in the Ocean" written by Joe Monto & Steve Bartlett Youtube channel: youtube.com youtube.com Myspace: myspace.com Facebook us! facebook.com facebook.com 1st Verse: The wave crests on fire And storm clouds below The oozing dark monster Creeps silently slow The heartache of many The future unclear We stand on the shoreline Surrounded by fear Chorus: There's a hole in the ocean That's breaking my heart When will it end Why did it start? Can we ever return To our blue watered bay There's a hole in the ocean That stands in our way 2nd Verse: For the diving birds diving And the fish 'neath the waves There is so much to do There is so much to save With bitter tears stinging For the ones who were lost Is there really a way To assess what this cost? Bridge: Eleven souls sailing That April day It happened so quickly 'Twas no time to pray
These pictures communicate what words cannot. This is the reason BP was trying to keep journalists off beaches.
The Health Ranger explores the Gulf Coast Wetlands in Louisiana and finds alligators! Check out some of the scenes from these wetlands with the Health Ranger and his dog Roxy. See more videos at NaturalNews.com
...left behind, but can you imagine that with a coating of crude as well? Picture a wall of water and oil crashing into the Gulf Coast. Worse yet, picture a storm the size of Hurricane Katrina coming ashore through the oil flow. It would be a weather and an ecological...
The Health Ranger interviews beach vendors on the Gulf Coast who talk about the devastating economic impact of the BP oil spill affecting Louisiana, Mississippi and other states. See more videos at www.NaturalNews.com
Another beautiful day on our beaches. Today we are showcasing the white sands and clear waters at Alabama Point in Orange Beach. Then check out the family fun at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. It's a great Memorial Day weekend in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Following President Obama visit to the Gulf, NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden gives an update from Jefferson Parish, La. about how residents and business owners hurt by the spill view the government's response to the disaster.
...ashore. CNN's David Mattingly reports. May 19 - CNN's Anderson Cooper asks BP executive Bob Dudley tough questions about the Gulf Coast oil spill. May 14 - CNN's John Roberts speaks with BP's COO on concerns that the Gulf Coast oil spill could be worse than...
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Thousands of Americans whose livelihoods depend on the waters of the Gulf Coast are now scrambling to make ends meet. Green For All is here to share the unheard voices of those on the frontlines. Watch our video then take action - greenforall.org
...are launching ads to make clear the five-week-old spill has not affected their sandy beaches. The report found that the Gulf Coast population — which includes counties in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and western Florida — jumped by 150 percent...
...the cause of the oil spill and ensure the proper safeguards are in place to avoid further accidents," senators from the Gulf Coast and Alaska wrote to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week. "However, we are very concerned that the moratorium is far too...
The Shreveport Times
Jeffrey Brown talks to Admiral Thad Allen of the US Coast Guard for the latest on the spreading contamination and the government's role in the response.
Sunday, May 23, 2010 - a great day at the beaches in Gulf Shores! Our video showcases today's current conditions so you can have accurate information to plan your Alabama Gulf Coast vacation. Fishing charters are heading out and there are plenty of inshore fishing options too. Learn more at www.GulfShores.com or www.OrangeBeach.com
Courtesy Outlivesheep. Could this be wormwood ? Possible ? If this oil gets to inward waterways, this oil will seap into the ground and contaminate the underground aquifers. Could it be possible that the whole gulf coast will one day be evacuated ? Will BP pay to move all those in the gulf states ? Why does BP want to cap the amount of damages ? Was this intentional ? If so who ordered it ? So many unanswered questions.
Oil Spill News Update - The Beverly Hillbillies are Over - Youre not interested? Well, youd better be... Have you ever heard of Peak Oil? Peak Oil is the point when global oil production maxes out. When this occurs, oil production will continue to decrease at an unknown rate - it won't be long before the world runs out of oil. Every part of your life is affected by oil. Once we hit the peak, the demand for oil will always be greater than the supply. This will cause prices to skyrocket, which in turn will cause economies to nosedive. We are entering this period now. Oil accounts for 95% of global energy used for transportation. The food we buy at the grocery store is highly dependent on fossil fuels—modern agriculture uses roughly 10 calories of fossil energy to produce 1 calorie of food energy. In the US, the average supermarket item travels 1500 miles to reach your shelf. In Canada, the distance is significantly higher. Non-food goods usually come from even further away, shipped or flown to the US from Asia. We rely on hundreds of petroleum-based products in our daily lives, including plastics, clothing, disposable diapers, medicines, appliances, shoes, toys, computers, cars, and building materials. Housing purchases, job choices, vehicle selection, and many other facets of daily living have been predicated on the continued availability and cheapness of oil and its derivatives.Ever-increasing fuel prices will lead to increased prices in other goods and services, most of ...
Cleanup and wildlife rescue operations are underway on the shore as the massive oil leak spreads toward sensitive coastal wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sylvia Earle, National Geographic's explorer-in-residence, about the disaster's effects on the fragile marine ecosystem.
A giant funnel to be installed at the scene of last month's devastating explosion off the US coast, is BP's best hope of halting the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The device, designed to channel oil from the seabed to the surface where it can be collected safely, will be set up on Thursday. However, with the energy company itself not sure it will even work, Russian experts suggest that a radical solution from Soviet history may be a way out.
Some of the best overhead coastal shots available .......
Victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska are now sending words of encouragement to the folks along the Gulf Coast, saying a long road waits ahead. They say even though the Exxon Valdez spill was 20 years ago life is still not back to normal.(May 3)
Dead turtles are starting to wash up along the Gulf Coast. Experts say it is unclear if these turtles died because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but they are performing necropsies on them to determine a cause of death. (May 3)
2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill - I went to Pensacola beach with the ducks and some friends to see the beach for one last time before the oil ruins it all and to see any crews and equipment preparing for the disaster. The remnants of the oil well on the sea floor has been spouting some 1000 barrels of oil per day into the Gulf for almost 2 weeks. Check out BlueWave86's video response below, you can see her filming of the same day.
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Another Exxon Valdez event. It could even be bigger than that! Article link news.yahoo.com
The next victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be the birds that depend on the region's fertile shorelines, bayous and marshes. American Bird Conservancy's Michael Fry talks to Jorge Ribas about the situation.
www.timesofearth.com Louisiana - Small amounts of oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico have reached US shores. Officials said the leak, from an oil rig sunk by a massive explosion last week, was five times worse than previously thought, and could trigger a disaster of "national significance" on the Gulf coast. By sunset on Thursday, the oil had reached the mouth of Mississippi River, lapping at the shoreline in long, thin lines and threatening birds, marine life and some of the country's richest seafood grounds. The massive slick has prompted the southern US state of Louisiana to declare a state of emergency and the White House to step up its response. Barack Obama, the US president, said his administration would use every resource at its disposal, including the military, to stop the spill and help alleviate its impact. "While BP is ultimately responsible for funding the cost of response and cleanup operations, my administration will continue to use every single available resource at our disposal, including potentially the department of defence, to address the incident," Obama said on Thursday. BP, the British energy company responsible for the damage caused by the leak, said it was grateful for the offer of help from the military. "We'll take help from anyone, I mean we welcome the offer from the department of defence, we're working with the experts across the industry," Doug Suttles, chief operating officer of BP's exploration and production unit, said. "We're ...
NEW ORLEANS — Government officials said late Wednesday night that oil might be leaking from a well in the Gulf of Mexico at a rate five times that suggested by initial estimates. In a hastily called news conference, Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry of the Coast Guard said a scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had concluded that oil is leaking at the rate of 5000 barrels a day, not 1000 as had been estimated. While emphasizing that the estimates are rough given that the leak is at 5000 feet below the surface, Admiral Landry said the new estimate came from observations made in flights over the slick, studying the trajectory of the spill and other variables. An explosion and fire on a drilling rig on April 20 left 11 workers missing and presumed dead. The rig sank two days later about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for exploration and production for BP, said a new leak had been discovered as well. Officials had previously found two leaks in the riser, the 5000-foot-long pipe that connected the rig to the wellhead and is now detached and snaking along the sea floor. One leak was at the end of the riser and the other at a kink closer to its source, the wellhead. But Mr. Suttles said a third leak had been discovered Wednesday afternoon even closer to the source. Im very, very confident this leak is new, he said. He also said the discovery of the new leak had not led them to believe that the total flow from the well ...
Concerns are growing that an oil spill drifting toward the Gulf Coast could eclipse the Exxon Valdez disaster. The spill is bigger and closer than imagined, five times larger than first estimated, just a few miles from the Louisiana shore. (April 29)
...damaged or destroyed to return. Theyre rebuilding. They want more people there. People are coming back. Much is at stake for Gulf Coast communities. Census data is used to distribute $400 billion in federal funds and determine the number of seats each state...
The Monroe News Star
...federal funds and determine the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. Community activists in the Gulf Coast and national civil rights groups are calling for a special census. "If they haven't made it home by now, they won't be able...
Ida is now entering the Guld of Mexico. State of Emergency has been declared in Louisiana. 100 mph winds. Expected to hit Tuesday. The hurricane already slammed El Salvador killing 91 people. Copyright MSNBC 2009 New Orleans Nicaragua flooding mudslides Alabama Florida State of emergency tropical storm
...Bernstein, who resigned as president of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services this month, has been found dead in a Georgia hotel room, an apparent suicide. Bernstein's body was discovered Wednesday at a Super 8 in Valdosta. Authorities said Bernstein, 57, died...
TampaBay.com | St. Petersburg Times
...is a contract the nonprofit has with the state to place mentally and physically disabled people in jobs. It's a contract Gulf Coast may lose. "We are making a decision now whether to continue working with them," said Gordon Lightfoot, contracts administrator...
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Nanci on the song she wrote duetting with Hootie & The Blowfish's Darius Rucker - from 1997
...to release a new report, "Counting in the Wake of a Catastrophe: Challenges and Recommendations for the 2010 Census in the Gulf Coast Region." Click here for the full report. Click here for a video explaining why an accurate count in the 2010 Census is crucial...
Prometheus 6 | All respect and no restraint
Metal Detecting Chest to Waist Deep water on three Florida Gulf Coast Beachs, Digging thur shells in my scoop, Getting multiple hits on Coins, and A Double Hit of Gold. Hunting mostly Almetal, switching to Discriminate to check tones. Water was calm, warm, and Very Relaxing. In all Spent a total of about 10 early morning hours hunting time in 5 days.
Loading crane onto barge in Gulf of mexico, barge and tug doesn't stay on bank, crane slides off rear of barge. No one hurt, amazingly
January 2009 - Louisiana and Texas - Five days with Gary Taylor, Danny Wray, Ruben Garza, and Jimbo Meador from Native Watercraft pedaling, paddling, and poling after speckled trout and redfish.
A banner recognizing Kansas's 2008 national championship win is unveiled at Allen Fieldhouse before a NCAA college basketball game between Florida Gulf Coast and Kansas Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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The Gulf Coast Ghost Hunters Association and Hot ParaTalk Radio investigate an undisclosed abandoned hospital in South Texas.
Ted Gunderson, whose FBI career spanned for over 30 years, speaks at the Gulf Coast 9/11 Truth Symposium. Subjects include 9/11, the Oklahoma city bombing, child sex slaves and child auctions, the assassination of JFK, his interviews with Michael Riconosciuto and much more. Please rate and comment. Send message for info on obtaining a DVD set of entire conference which includes Jim Marrs, Pat Shannan, and Dave vonKleist.
With his team's spread offense not clicking as usual, Gulf Coast High senior middle linebacker Matt Milk and junior punter Conor Goulding sparked the Sharks with their body and feet, respectively.
Milk recovered a fumble and blocked a punt while
Floridas nine House Democrats persuaded Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to stick to a 2006 law that bars drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico until 2022.
Democrats propose allowing drilling 50 to 100 miles off most of the nations coast, provided
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Hurricane Gustav's threat to the Gulf Coast halted about 15 percent of U.S. refining capacity Sunday, as major refiners stopped operations in the region.
The Chevron Genesis Oil Rig Platform in the Gulf of Mexico near New
Hurricane Gustav charged across the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday as residents fled New Orleans and the National Guard prepared to patrol evacuated neighborhoods in a city still recovering three years after Katrina struck. (Aug. 31)
Hurricane Gustav has already swept across the Caribbean killing over 80 people in Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Now the storm has swelled to a Category 4 storm and the US National Hurricane Centre says it could become a Category 5. Hurricane Gustav is currently lashing Cuba and forecasters say it will cross the Gulf of Mexico and hit central Louisiana on Tuesday with the same force as Hurricane Katrina, exactly three years ago. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.
As Tropical Storm Gustav is projected to hit on Louisiana's Gulf Coast unpleasant memories of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which caused major damage in Louisiana three weeks apart in 2005, are being brought back.
The Gulf of Mexico has been a target in
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