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Office of Emergency Response (OER) Reportable Incident Quick Links

When in doubt ... call the State Watch Office at 1-800-320-0519.


  • Petroleum Based Spills
    - Spills into or involving state waterways (any amount)
    - Spills greater than 25 gallons (or potential > 25 gallons)
    - Spills requiring any state/federal notifications or assistance
  • Chemical Spills
    - All SARA/EHS/CERCLA Releases
    - All spills threatening population or the environment
    - All spills requiring evacuation
OER Staff testing material

OER responders measure and document pollutants present in vehicles recovered from canal in Broward County.


Any incident associated with weather phenomena involving possible or actual damage to property or persons (i.e. wind damage, tornadoes, lightning strikes, flooding).


  • Incidents involving major thoroughfare closures
  • All aircraft incidents
  • All railroad incidents
  • Incidents involving mass casualties
  • All major incidents involving commercial vehicles/vessels


  • Major forest fires
  • Fires involving chemicals or significant amounts of petroleum products
  • Large or multiple Structure fires


  • All incidents involving suspected/actual radioactive materials
  • All incidents concerning nuclear power plants


  • Sinkholes
  • Public water source contamination
  • National security
  • Medical waste
  • Coral Reef
  • Immigration issues
  • Potential/actual dam failures
  • Incidents with potential effects to adjacent countries/states
  • Incidents requiring assistance from state/federal agencies
  • Incidents with a prolonged effect on public utilities
  • Incidents involving potential or actual evacuations

When in doubt ... call the State Watch Office at 1-800-320-0519.

Last updated: December 31, 2014

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