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DEP is the lead state agency for responding to impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline. DEP and state emergency management officials continue to coordinate with federal, state and local partners to ensure that any continuing impacts to Florida’s coastline are removed quickly and efficiently. See Weekly Updates for the most recent oil impact and clean up information.

Background
On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 an offshore oil drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center activated on April 30,2010 in response to this event. Florida experienced the first oil spill impacts on June 4, 2010. The Deepwater Horizon well was capped on July 15, 2010. On August 27, 2010 the State Emergency Operations Center transitioned to a Level 3 monitoring status, marking the second longest activation in EOC history at 120 days. On September 19, 2010 it is officially announced that the well is dead.

Settlements

Important Phone Numbers

  • Claims
    (800) 916-4893
  • Report Oil
    (800) 320-0519
  • Environment/Community Hotline
    (866) 448-5816
Media

  • Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center
    (713) 323-1670
  • DEP Press Office
    (850) 245-2112
  • News Archive

Last updated: February 28, 2011

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