Thursday, April 29, 2010

PREPPING FOR DISASTER - INJURED/ OILED BIRDS

MISSISSIPPI COAST PREPARING FOR YET ANOTHER DISASTER


The following came to me today via my Facebook page from my dear Katrina friend in Ocean Springs, MS. She asked me to pass this info along and I am more than glad to be a tiny part of helping out in this possible upcoming scenario of disaster. As if Katrina didn't do enough damage to the fragile eco-systems of the coast from Mississippi to Louisiana, now we have the OIL SPILL!

The Pascagoula Audubon Center is now on stand-by to conduct another oiled bird workshop in conjunction with partner, Chevron, to teach public who wish to assist. The workshop won't be at the center, but we are taking people's names and phone numbers who wish to participate and are in the Mississippi Coast area. Please call for information: 228-475-0825.

If you find an injured/oiled bird, call the Oiled Bird Hotline at 1-866-557-1401. Be prepared to give the following information: 1 - exact location where animal was found, 2 - your name, 3 - your phone number, 4 - your address.

If all coastal folks would please pass along the above via their FB status, FB email or regular email to others in coastal areas. Thanks! AND... " DO NOT TOUCH THE INJURED BIRD!"

- Lisa Wesson, Cruising the Wild

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And I will add, if you TWEET, this is the perfect time to pass along this and other info concerning the BIG OIL MESS... TWEET FOR THE BIRDS and OTHER ANIMALS who will be suffering.


As of this morning, the length had spread to 100 miles and was less than 20 miles from the Louisiana coast. St. Bernard Parrish is in line to be hit by this mess. Another Katrina. Mississippi is in line to as the weather is in process of changing as I write this. A High will be moving further East and as it does so, it will change the wind direction to onshore from the South. Winds are expected to be 20-30 mph.

As of this evening: Leading edge of oil is expected to reach the Mississippi River Delta by tonight (Thurs. April 29)!

DO NOT TOUCH THE INJURED BIRD!


LINKS:

Pascagoula River Audubon

Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico Updated each evening. This is a NOAA site for the Emergency Response to the OIL SPILL DISASTER in The Gulf

Mississippi Canyon 252 Overflight Map

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