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Coastal Crisis: Impact Alabama
Important Telephone Numbers & Websites

Discuss Oil Spill Related Damages 1-800-440-0858

Offer Your Boat To Assist Efforts (281) 366-5511

Report Oil Impacts To Wildlife 1-866-557-1401

National Response Center 1-800-424-8802

Volunteer 1-866-448-5816, 1-888-421-1266, 2-1-1 (Alabama Only)

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Contractor Opportunities (334) 260-4510

Alabama Emergency Management Agency
State Emergency Operations 1-800-843-0699

Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Wildlife Impacts (251) 626-5153

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency
Local Emergency Operations (251) 972-6807

Baldwin County Health Department
Health Related Questions (251) 947-1910

Mobile County Emergency Management Agency
Local Emergency Operations (251) 460-8000

Mobile County Health Department
Health Related Questions (251) 690-8158

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-745-7263

Mobile Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-566-2453

Dauphin Island Visitors Bureau (251) 861-2150

BP Response Efforts
www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com

NOAA
www.response.restoration.noaa.gov

ADEM
www.adem.alabama.gov

AEMA
www.ema.alabama.gov

Baldwin County EMA
www.baldwincountyal.gov

Mobile County EMA
www.mcema.net

Governor’s Office
www.governor.alabama.gov

Governor’s Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives
www.servealabama.gov

Area Contingency Plan (ACP)
http://oceanfloridamarine.org/acp/mobacp





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Coastal Crisis: Impact Alabama
On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, the Raycom News Network presented Coastal Crisis: Impact Alabama, a look at how the Gulf oil spill was affecting the Alabama Gulf Coast and how people in Alabama were responding.

The LIVE one-hour special from Gulf Shores focused on how the spill was affecting Alabama’s tourism industry, overall economy and wildlife, as well as what was being done to protect and restore Alabama’s pristine beaches. It featured interviews with experts as well as first-hand accounts from those coastal residents whose lives had been impacted by the spill. The show also featured a live interview with Alabama Governor Bob Riley to discuss the state and federal response to the disaster as well as his views on the future of the Alabama coastal region.

People watching the show on this web page also had the opportunity to participate in a live chat with local experts, including Dr. George Crozier, Executive Director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and Bruce Stallsmith, professor of aquatic biology and fisheries biology at the University Of Alabama-Huntsville.

The special aired LIVE from Gulf Shores from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m CT on this page and on the following Raycom TV stations across Alabama and Georgia:

WAFF - Huntsville
WBRC - Birmingham
WSFA - Montgomery
WTVM - Columbus
WDFX - Dothan
WTOC - Savannah

The special also aired on Comcast Cable in the Mobile, Ala., area and on numerous Raycom News websites.

For the latest news on the Gulf Oil Spill, visit the Coastal Crisis page powered by the Raycom News Network.
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