The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER


 

Galveston - Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident Update
The Bolivar ferry remains closed
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Army updates hair regulations to accommodate women of color
ߦ   Behind The Scenes With Sealy PD [WATCH]
ߦ   Deputy shoots, kills armed man in NW Georgia
ߦ   Ferguson All Over Again?
ߦ   Pennsylvania Gunman Added to Top Ten List [PHOTO}
ߦ   Police release names of officers involved in Saratoga Springs shooting; family still alleges racial profiling
ߦ   Scam of the day - Free iPhone scam
ߦ   VIDEOS: Clergy, officials ask for calm in wake of Savannah-Chatham police officer shooting, killing suspect
ߦ   Wanted Man Found Hiding in Closet {WATCH}
ߦ   Body of missing Travis County deputy Jessica Hollis found {WATCH}
ߦ   UPDATE - Texas City Bomb Threat
ߦ   Police Chief Opens New Investigation, Lt. Sues Police Chief
ߦ   20 Most Dangerous Cities In Texas
ߦ   Activity Report - Harris County Constable Ron Hickman
ߦ   Anthony Police Win Collective Bargaining Election
ߦ   Antioch crime-fighting tool at your fingertips? There's an app for that
ߦ   Australian Police 'Ride To Remember' Inspired by CLEAT
ߦ   Bryan Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery
ߦ   City parks employee arrested for lewd act inside park
ߦ   Convicted Felon Kills Daughter, Six Grandchildren in Bell, Florida [WATCH]
ߦ   Corpus Christi Investment Adviser Sentenced to 20 Years for Fraud, Theft
ߦ   Crime Stoppers Alert - Armed Robbery of Taqueria [PHOTO]
ߦ   Dash Cam Captures Police Officer Saving Man From Burning Car [WATCH]
ߦ   DPS to Assist Medical Professionals with Drug Change
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   FBI Looking For Houston Bank Bandit [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Five Tips for Police Officers to Improve Productivity
ߦ   Former Correctional Officer Sentenced
ߦ   Full-Time Peace Officer & Part-Time Public Service Officer
ߦ   Houston Firefighters’ Names Added to National Memorial [PHOTOS]
ߦ   How not to shoot civilians - 9 community policing tips from a chief who got it right
ߦ   Man accuses Galveston police of violating rights, seeks $1M
ߦ   Man escapes custody, leads police on chase
ߦ   Missing Travis County deputy a member of sheriff’s dive team [WATCH]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office (Sept 19)
ߦ   Officer in probe after traffic stop [WATCH]
ߦ   Officer Involved - A Documentary [WATCH]
ߦ   Police Arrest Men in Rosenberg Church Burglaries
ߦ   Police Blotter - Royce Police Dept.
ߦ   Priest arrested for indecent exposure in Alamo Heights
ߦ   Robo-Cop Makes Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List [PHOTO]
ߦ   Rollingwood officer in ICU after clinging to tree in flooding [WATCH]
ߦ   Texas City Man Held on $510,000 Bail On Drug Charges [MUG SHOT]
ߦ   Texas Cops Are Going to Fight Like Hell Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections
ߦ   Texas Police Prepare To Defend International Bridges From Militia Groups
ߦ   The Cops Were Called Over Boy Playing Alone Outside. Then CPS Showed Up & Asked Kids Questions That Left Mom ‘Really, Really Angry.’
ߦ   Travis County sheriff's deputy missing during flooding
ߦ   14 El Paso Area Barrio Aztecas Face Charges
ߦ   Arrests Made in Mulitple Palestine Robberies
ߦ   Captured Fugitive Guilty of Health Care Fraud Violations
ߦ   Crime Stopper Alert - Fort Bend Eye Clinic Thefts [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Custody Hearing For Over 100 Seized Animals [WATCH]
ߦ   Dallas Capital Murder Suspect At Large
ߦ   Dead Woman Found in Apartment, Man Hiding From Police
ߦ   Detectives Arrest Local Man for Indecency with a Child

   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  
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.