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Oil Spill: To stay informed and involved


Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center


Palm Beach County has links to continually updated information on the spill, preparations in the event of its arrival in Palm Beach County, volunteer options and more on its website at:
http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/DeepWaterHor...



To report tar balls, call the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center at: (561) 712-6400



While no volunteers are being accepted in this area at this time, those who wish to volunteer in the event that volunteers are called can sign up now at:
http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/dee...



In addition, information on volunteer training and opportunities throughout the state can be found at: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/dee...



Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


To report oiled wildlife, call the Palm Beach County EOC at (561) 712-6400, or (866) 557-1401.


To register to volunteer for efforts to rehabilitate oiled wildlife go online to www.DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com or call 866-448-5816.



Palm Beach County Reef Rescue


The first site to track the proximity of the loop current to the spill, Palm Beach County Reef Rescue (http://www.reef-rescue.org/) continues to update a blog tracking the spill and
its consequences at
http://reefrescue.wordpress.com/


Reef Rescue Director Ed Tichenor is asking divers familiar with the reef that runs along Palm Beach County to note unusual occurrences, and contact Reef Rescue at: etichscuba@aol.com



And …


To read the governor’s executive order declaring a state of emergency to Charlotte, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, go to:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/files/authorizations/05...



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