Monday May 20, 2013
FEMA Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Area In Place?Robert O'Dowd Salem-News.com
FEMA has plans for the evacuation of the Tampa Bay area, according to the Hernando County Political Buzz Examiner.
(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 benezene exists.
For Maryann Tobin’s news story on the FEMA plan to evacuate Tampa, see: Florida Gulf oil spill: Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place - examiner.com
Maryann Tobin has been following the BP oil spill with a series of short, hard hitting news stories for weeks. Click on this link for access to some of Tobin’s news stories on the Gulf spill: Search Results for "mary ann tobin gulf oil" - examiner.com
My guess if forced to, FEMA may use their hurricane evacuation plan for Tampa. Tobin reported that, “plans would be announced 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.”
If you’re a conspiracy advocate and I’m not, you may see some devious FEMA plot to do away with people. In fact, if the crude oil nears Tampa Bay and burn off is used on the oil spill, there may be health risk of inhalation exposure to inhabitants. It follows that evacuation as in the case of a hurricane is a logical alternative.
An informed source told us on June 25th that there were reports of the smell of oil in the Tampa Bay area. Real or imaginations running wild?
Joel Achenback, Washington Post staff writer, in an article of June 23rd entitled “Each Day Another Way to Define Worst-Case for Oil Spill,” reported that Matt Simmons, founder of Simmons and Co., an oil investment firm and “and since the April 20 blowout, the unflagging source of end-of-the-world predictions. “Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people? . . . This story is 80 times worse than I thought.”
The only thing for sure is that this story is not going away as long as the well is unplugged and the crude oil continues to spread into the Gulf.
Chemicals in crude oil and dispersants can cause a wide range of health effects in people and wildlife, depending on the level of exposure and susceptibility. Crude oil has many highly toxic chemical ingredients that can damage every system in the body. Dispersant chemicals can affect many of the same organs. For more information on this, see: Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards - sciencecorps.org/
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Bob O’Dowd is a former U.S. Marine with thirty years of experience on the east coast as an auditor, accountant, and financial manager with the Federal government. Originally from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19, served in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Marine Aircraft Wings in 52 months of active duty in the 1960s. This subject is where Bob intersected with Salem-News.com. Bob served in the exact same Marine Aviation Squadron that Salem-News founder Tim King served in, twenty years earlier. With their combined on-site knowledge and research ability, Bob and Tim and a handful of other ex-Marines, have put the contamination of MCAS El Toro on the map. El Toro, a Superfund site, was closed in ’99, and most of the former base sold by the Navy at a public auction in ’05. The base is highly contaminated with organic solvents like trichloroethelyne (TCE) and other chemicals of concern. No veteran, dependent or civilian employee was informed of their possible exposure to toxic chemicals and their health effects. You can email Bob O’Dowd, Salem-News.com Environmental and Military Reporter, at this address: mwsg37.com. You can email Bob O’Dowd, Salem-News.com Environmental and Military Reporter, at this address: email@example.com
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