Sunday, May 02, 2010
OILSPILL May2nd Update : NOAA Closing Parts of Gulf To Fishing and Boating
NOAA Map showing the Oil Slick as of May 2nd 2010, Map Below shows No FishIng Map. NWF has post explaining that the Oil Slick has tripled in size over the weekend, in less than 36 hours.
Please do look at Photos/Images from May1st post and you can really see massive size of the Oil Slick.
NOAA website has PDF that you can view the Projection Maps that shows the extent and growth of the Oilspill this weekend.
NOAA made Announcement in past half hour that most of the Gulf will now be closed to Fishing, All Fishing Recreational and Commercial. Please do Look at the map above and you can see total scope of this Disaster's breadth.NOAA is saying it is for the Next 10 days, but we all know that Oil can have longterm effects.Obama Cabinet members were on morning talk shows, and President Obama is reviewing region this afternoon.CNN Just made the announcement at 2:20PM regarding the Fishing Closure by NOAA.
The Deepwater Horizon Response website continues to have all the updates and I encourage that you check with the Site on more regular basis, as it has updates from all involved from NOAA to Coast Guard.
(Important Imformation I will be posting daily)
People looking to volunteer with the response, call (866) 448-5816. To report affected wildlife, call (866) 557-1401, claims (800) 440-0858 If you want to help or Volunteer I have whole post below on how to help that has links and resources.
BBC has extensive coverage of the Disaster and pulls no punches in their coverage and the questions about BP and their handling of this event. They even include the Lawsuits in their reporting. It is also worth seeing the BBC photo section of Animals and birds at risk, really amazing album.
For HEALTH RELATED concerns regarding the oil spill, contact the Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.
( as a Nurse I encourage anyone with heart issues or asthma /COPD need to really take care as the fumes come to shore.Also anyone with immune problems or damage. If people do go out while the fumes or air is contaminated remember to cover up and wear masks especially if fumes causes coughing.)
MORE UPDATES TO COME THROUGH DAY AND ADDED....
"We are tied to the ocean.. when we go back to the sea, whether..to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came."~ John F. Kennedy (via @CrisisMappers )