Evacuation Plans by FEMA Underway in Tampa Bay Area?

Evacuation Plans by FEMA Underway in Tampa Bay Area?

June 28, 2010

By TheAvalonRoundTable

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Here we go people…

An article published June 23rd by Robert O’Dowd a former U.S. Marine (who served in the same Marine Aviation Squadron at MCAS El Toro as Salem-News founder Tim King, founder of Salem-News.com), of the Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner reports that;

“(TAMPA, Fla.) – FEMA has plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay, according to a report by Maryann Tobin in the Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner.  Tobin has been a freelance writer for more than twenty years, writing for local publications in New York and Florida. Maryann Tobin’s news story has generated high reader interest.  It’s obvious that the Gulf oil spill continues to be the leading story in the media as long as the oil well remains uncapped and the threat of exposure to environmental hazards like benzene exists.”

IMPORTANT:

Information on FEMA site for Hurricane PreparednessReady.gov

NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center

Wikipedia – Tropical Cyclone

Forecasts by NOAA predict hurricane activity to be heavy this season, as was just realized by Hurricane Alex that just detoured to the west in the Gulf of Mexico.

In another report by Maryann Tobin of the Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner, which was originally dated May 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm, she posts the following UPDATE: June 28, 2010

Estimates of the rate of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill have varied.

Independent scientists now suggest that the true spill rate, before the riser pipe was cut off in June, was between 20,000 and 50,000 barrels a day.

Since the April 20th explosion, which resulted in the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig, there have been more than a million gallons of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico in efforts to break up the spill. The chemicals have come under scrutiny  because of their own toxic nature.

[…]

Many oil industry websites are reporting information about evacuations and other dangers associated with the Deepwater Horizon well blowout. See http://www.petroleumworld.com and http://www.theoildrum.com/

And on OilPrice.com, Wayne Madsen reports that –

Wayne Madsen reports on Oil Price.com

“Emergency preparations in dealing with the expanding oil menace are now being made for cities and towns from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton, Naples, and Key West. …

There are plans to evacuate people with respiratory problems, especially those among the retired senior population along the west coast of Florida, before officials begin burning surface oil near the coastline.”

IMPORTANT:

Information on FEMA site for Hurricane PreparednessReady.gov

NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center

Wikipedia – Tropical Cyclone

SOURCES & REFERENCES:

Florida Gulf oil spill: Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place

May 9, 8:56 PM Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner Maryann Tobin

UPDATED: June 28, 2010

Jun-27-2010 23:04

FEMA Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Area In Place?

Robert O’Dowd Salem-News.com

FEMA Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Area In Place?

June 23, 2010 posted by Robert O’Dowd

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