Oil spill related resources

All encompassing hotline - All oil related concerns or questions, including volunteer activity: Deepwater Horizon Response Hotline: 1-866-448-5816.

Wildlife distress hotline: (866) 557-1401
Oiled Wildlife (local): 850-650-1880
To report oiled shoreline: 1-866-448-5816, OR, 1-877-2-SAVE-FL
For spill-related damage claims: 1-800-440-0858

Florida State Emergency Information Line: (800) 342-3557

BP Claims Line: (800) 440-0858

Vessels of Opportunity (boats) program: 1-866-279-7983 OR (425) 745-8017 OR (281) 366-5511

Although some private companies are providing job opportunities in the recovery effort, job seekers should be aware that others may be exploiting the situation for personal gain. AWI and Workforce Florida Inc. encourage Floridians to:

· Be wary of providing personal information such as social security numbers to unknown entities.

· Recognize that there is no charge to apply for jobs through www.floridagulfrecoveryjobs.com, the state’s most reliable resource for response and recovery jobs.

· Be cautious about traveling to job sites in different counties unless a position has been offered and accepted. Residents in counties impacted by the oil spill are receiving priority in hiring for cleanup and response jobs in their local communities.

· Be wary of paying for training. Certified BP contractors do not charge for job training and in many cases pay the trainees.

Submit alternative response technology, services or products: (281) 366-5511

Report Tar Balls:
Local phone: Call 311, select 0.
Call the State Warning Point at 1-877-2-SAVE-FL (1-877-272-8335)
From most cell phones, dial #DEP

Submit a claim for damages: (800) 440-0858

Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center
Phone: (985) 902-5231
(985) 902-5240

Bay County, Fla. Unified Command: (850) 248-6030

Those interested in volunteering can call the Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross at 763-6587. You can also send an email to oilspill@redcrosscpc.org



Oil Spill tracking and weatehr: www.noaa.gov




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