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Deepwater Horizon Response logoThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline. This website will serve as the primary location for updates and information on response actions and impacts to the state of Florida.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 an offshore oil drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. The rig, owned by Transocean Ltd, was under contract to BP. Currently Deepwater Horizon is not discharging any oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP has begun conducting the well integrity test, which is being closely monitored. Learn more about the well integrity test. BP and the United States Coast Guard are the lead response agencies on the oil spill. Visit www.RestoreTheGulf.gov for more information.

Governor Charlie Crist has made Florida’s preparation and response for impacts of the oil spill a top priority. Since Governor Crist’s first flyover of the oil spill on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, he has worked to ensure that Florida is vigilant to take every necessary action to protect the Sunshine State’s beaches and the health and well-being of both residents and visitors.

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NOAA Trajectory Forecast

As of August 23, 2010, trajectory maps are no longer being produced. Trajectory maps produced by NOAA OR&R during the course of this spill are available in the Trajectory Map Archive.


Response Numbers

Florida Response Numbers
Florida Oil Spill Information Line (888) 337-3569
(800) 955-8771 (TDD)
(800) 955-8770 (voice)
Florida State Warning Point
  • Report Boom Vandalism
  • Report Oil or Tar Balls
(877) 272-8335
Attorney General Fraud Hotline for Price Gouging (866) 966-7226
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline (800) HELP-FLA
(800) 435-7352
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Seafood Availability Hotline (800) 357-4273
Seabirds and shorebirds are protected by law. Report anyone harming or harassing these birds or nest disturbances to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (888) 404-FWCC (3922)
Florida State Parks Camping or Cabin Reservations (850) 245-2157
Florida Department of Financial Services Small Business Assistance Hotline (850) 413-3089
(877) MY-FL-CFO
(877) 693-5236
Business Owner Insurance Coverage Hotline (850) 413-3100
(800) 342-2762
(850) 410-9700 (TDD)
Florida Department Of State Hotline for Archeological, Historical Preservation and Tribal Lands Impacts (850) 245-6530
BP Issued Response Numbers
BP’s Community Information Line and Volunteer Line (866) 448-5816
Rapid Response Team (866) 448-5816
Report Oiled Wildlife (866) 557-1401
File a Claim with BP (800) 440-0858
Report Injured or Oiled Animals to the Wildlife Distress Hotline (866) 557-1401
Fishermen Who Wish to Contact BP (800) 440-0858
To register as a consultant, contractor, vendor or submit information on alternative response technology, services, products or suggestions. (281) 366-5511
Vessels of Opportunity (866) 279-7983
Investor Relations (281) 366-3123
Transocean Hotline (832) 587-8554
MI Swaco Hotline (888) 318-6765
BP Family and Third-Party Contractor Hotline (281) 366-5578


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  • BP Response and Info
    (866) 448-5816
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Last updated: September 08, 2010

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