The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

Galveston - Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident Update
The Bolivar ferry remains closed
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   APD Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit are seeking possible witnesses to biohazard spill
ߦ   Austin Police Dept. Fatality Crash #10
ߦ   Corpus Christi Police Stop Forgery Operation
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County
ߦ   Driver fights company over bill for wrongfully towed car [WATCH]
ߦ   Driver kills himself after brief chase on Crystal Beach
ߦ   Four people in custody for participating in a planned bank robbery in 2010 [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 3457 Anita #A [MUG SHOT]
ߦ   Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife [WATCH]
ߦ   Traffic Investigators seeking witnesses to crash that killed 18-year old girl
ߦ   Austin Police Department - Modified Police Academy
ߦ   City of Friendswood: Full-Time Peace Officer & Part-Time Public Service Officer
ߦ   City of Santa Fe: Entry Level Police Officer Exam
ߦ   Great Careers - Houston Police Dept. Is Hiring
ߦ   12 inmates lined up for 2015 executions in Texas
ߦ   Ala. officer dies in crash of his patrol car
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Ask, "Are You Trying To Reach Us?"
ߦ   Beaumont Police Department hosts annual awards banquet today
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office Inmate Arrests Summary
ߦ   City of Friendswood Named One Of Top 100 Safest Cities
ߦ   College Station Police Dept. Significant Activity Summary
ߦ   Conroe Police Dept. Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Denton County Man Guilty of Wire Fraud Charges
ߦ   Houston Crime Stoppers - 2014 By The Numbers
ߦ   Legal Issues With Body Cams
ߦ   Pasadena search for Donut Hole robber
ߦ   Police K-9 Reiko Returns to Duty After Gunshot Wound
ߦ   Retired officer hurt in shootout at Church's restaurant
ߦ   Trooper Applicant Charged Based on Test Answer
ߦ   Video: 12 Idaho cops cleared in freeway shootout, body cam released
ߦ   Weekly Media Summary & “BLOTTER” Review
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Bryan Police Department [Updated Jan 12]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff [Updated Jan 28]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office [Updated Dec 4]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department [Updated Jan 21]
ߦ   Animal Care Services Offer Spay & Neuter Vouchers
ߦ   Armed bandit disarms Houston police officer [VIDEO-PHOTOS]
ߦ   City of Houston Loses in Attempt to Access Members’ Private Information
ߦ   Conroe Police Department Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Cop fights parole for female accomplice in brother's murder [VIDEO]
ߦ   Crime Stoppers Reward For Fugitive Wanted For Protective Order Violation
ߦ   Deputies present check to Garth House for child victims
ߦ   Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 13
ߦ   Handcuffed woman steals police car then drives off [VIDEO]
ߦ   HPD Teams With Several Agencies To Bust Massive Robbery Ring [MUG SHOTS]
ߦ   Person of interest sought in attempted carjacking [VIDEO]
ߦ   Police Search for Missing 35 Year Old Man
ߦ   Sgt. Albert "Al" Harlan, 85

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elizabeth Rogers
Public Information Officer - City of Galveston


 Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident Update

Response Efforts Continue to Minimize Impact of Spill
 

(Galveston, TX) March 24, 2014 – The primary concern still remains the safety of responders and the protection of the environment. To ensure the safety of response workers in the area, and to prevent the spread of oil into other areas of the channel and Galveston Bay, safety zones have been established, which restricts vessel traffic in impacted waters.

The Bolivar ferry remains closed with the exception of EMS transit. The public can contact the Ferry Office for status updates at (409) 795-2230. The ferry is key and officials are working diligently to get it reopened as soon as possible.  

A claims number has been established for persons or businesses that may have questions in regard to impact by the incident. The number is (855) 276-1275.

If you encounter wildlife that has been in contact with oil, please contact the Joint Incident Command Center at (713) 435-1505. They will dispatch assistance and have wildlife rehabilitation volunteers available to assist.

Please note that Galveston. County Office of Emergency Management has closed the ship channel and Seawolf Park to fishing.

Workers were mobilized to the East beach areas this morning to clean the oil that has impacted that area. Air monitoring continues to ensure the safety of workers and others in the area.
 
The Unified Command and Joint Information Center for the Texas City "Y" Response has been relocated to the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City.

For more information contact the response joint information center at (713) 435-1505.

To report wild life affected call the Texas Parks and Wildlife toll free number 888-384-2000.


Comments:
Whom do we contact if we see animals in distress from oil on them
888-384-2000 Texas Parks & Wildlife
Posted by PAIGE at 3/24/2014 1:40:33 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2015 The Police News. All rights reserved.