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It Begins… Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Are Put Into Place
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-24-10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/24/2010 10:44:40 AM PDT by Justaham

As Barack Obama continues to golf, hit the ballpark, BBQ and party, the BP oil slick is now threatening Tampa Bay. Authorities have set up plans for evacuation. Veterans Today reported.

As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster in history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.

The plans would be announed 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.

This practice has been used by the US Forestry service, when fire and smoke threaten the health and well being of people.

The elderly and those with respiratory problems would be more susceptible to health risks, in the event of a controlled burn.

Estimates of the rate of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill have varied. Independent scientists now suggest that the true spill rate, before the riser pipe was cut off in June, was between 20,000 and 50,000 barrels a day.

Since the April 20th explosion, which resulted in the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig, there have been more than a million gallons of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico in efforts to break up the spill. The chemicals have come under scrutiny because of their own toxic nature.

It is not certain if the massive slick will have to be set on fire near Tampa Bay, but the possibility has not been ruled out.

(Excerpt) Read more at gatewaypundit.firstthings.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: deepwaterhorizon; evacuation; fema; oilspill; tampa; tampabay

1 posted on 06/24/2010 10:44:41 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Bah. Can’t be that bad if they’re going to resume drilling.


2 posted on 06/24/2010 10:47:58 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Justaham

FEMA.....This is the FIRST time I have seen FEMA in an article about the GULF SPILL!!!! WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?? WHO the HELL is in charge of FEMA??? I have NO IDEA of the name!!!


3 posted on 06/24/2010 10:50:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wolfie

Can we please stop downplaying the effects of the oil spill? Obama’s downfall has been handed to us on a silver platter.


4 posted on 06/24/2010 10:53:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: blam

Ping.


5 posted on 06/24/2010 10:54:08 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Justaham

Just think how much crap the WH would get, if plans were not in place...


6 posted on 06/24/2010 10:56:18 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: GSWarrior; Wolfie

“Can we please stop downplaying the effects of the oil spill? Obama’s downfall has been handed to us on a silver platter.”

Not only that but it is devastating the economy of several states, impacting efforts to drill more wells, causing massive ecological damage, and being used to push cap n trade through.

But hey whats a 100,000 barrels a day for 3-4 months.


7 posted on 06/24/2010 10:56:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GSWarrior

“Can we please stop downplaying the effects of the oil spill? Obama’s downfall has been handed to us on a silver platter.”

good point, but a better point is that it really is that bad...and the worst part hasn’t even begun yet. When this shit starts really piling up in the marshes and bays, it is going to be there a long, long time. I don’t know why we have so many here talking about this like it’s no big deal. It is. It’s a big fing deal.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 10:56:48 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: GSWarrior

Even his most diehard supporters shy away from discussing his rather limp, ineffectual, slow motion response.

But call into question his incompetent management of the Afghan Team, the conflict between the military and the civilian teams, and he hopped on that real fast.

The anger is gonna shift from BP onto FedZilla.


9 posted on 06/24/2010 10:59:12 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Justaham

The start of the movement of Americans into “FEMA Camps” under the guise of saving them? Hmmmmmm......


10 posted on 06/24/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Justaham

Plan != “Begin”


11 posted on 06/24/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Justaham
My imagination is running on overdrive at the moment.

Would someone intentionally create an ecological disaster to force a large scale transfer of population from the gulf region?

Just sayin'

12 posted on 06/24/2010 11:03:02 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jessduntno

I know it is that bad. I don’t understand why some people here feel compelled to pooh-pooh the damage that has happened already and the damage that is almost certainly to come. This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.


13 posted on 06/24/2010 11:03:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: Justaham

waste not and improve any crisis....
-evil unlimited


14 posted on 06/24/2010 11:05:01 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Justaham

So they are going to evacuate Tampa - what about Louisiana?
I am beginning to wonder if the folks in LA are considered expendable like those in Haiti.

video
KIndra Arnesen @ the Gulf Emergency Summit

http://video.godlikeproductions.com/video/Kindra_Arnesan_-_Quoted_on_PBS_Newshour_6232010


15 posted on 06/24/2010 11:05:32 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Justaham

Would these plans be necessary if Obama had allowed foreign ships to suck up oil for the last 60 days?


16 posted on 06/24/2010 11:05:37 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Nachum

“My imagination is running on overdrive at the moment.”

It sure is.


17 posted on 06/24/2010 11:06:22 AM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: GSWarrior

“Can we please stop downplaying the effects of the oil spill? Obama’s downfall has been handed to us on a silver platter.”

Right you are. That’s why even though Barton may have been right, he was stupid in what he said to BP. All we should be doing is constantly pointing out the failure of 0bama, like the left did to W during Katrina.


18 posted on 06/24/2010 11:11:11 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Justaham; NautiNurse
The media ought to be shaken down to put up a multi-billion dollar fund for over-hyping this crap and destroying the Florida Gulf Coast tourist industry.

We've been to the Gulf off St. Pete Beach (which is on the West side of Tampa Bay with Tampa sitting on the east side of the bay) and there is not one drop of oil to be seen anywhere!

The only thing we HAVE seen is a lot of Florida license plates and damn few out of state license plates.

Even Gulf coast restaurants are giving Florida resident discounts and coupons to "please come back soon."

The way the media, and even the local talking heads on Tampa TV stations are guilty of over-hype, are covering this, one would expect to find oil in drinking fountains and bottled water.

And Sean Hannity is the worst! Every show I've heard of his, he talks about how the oil is going to destroy the Florida's Gulf Coast, Keys, East Coast and all up the entire Eastern Seaboard of the US before it heads for the UK.

And now there is a "wave" that MIGHT become a tropical depression/storm/hurricane and MIGHT be really-really-really BAD.

Someone told me about the "pending storm" yesterday and I told them:

"Until NautiNurse on Free Republic mentions it, there is NO STORM!"

19 posted on 06/24/2010 11:13:38 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Justaham

Evacuate? Why?


20 posted on 06/24/2010 11:13:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Whenifhow
I am beginning to wonder if the folks in LA are considered expendable like those in Haiti


Now what would make you think that? /sarc
21 posted on 06/24/2010 11:14:10 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Please watch that video

Kindra Arnesen @ the Gulf Emergency Summit
http://www.gulfemergencysummit.org/
Hear the horrors of the front lines and behind scenes workings of the BP Gulf Oil Spill Catastrophe. This Venice LA local has been granted security clearance to see it all.
She is an “insider” and is whistleblowing - NOAA, BP, Gov, are all in it together!!

http://video.godlikeproductions.com/video/Kindra_Arnesan_-_Quoted_on_PBS_Newshour_6232010


22 posted on 06/24/2010 11:34:57 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: BenLurkin

in case of a controlled burn


23 posted on 06/24/2010 11:35:33 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: N. Theknow; NautiNurse
"Until NautiNurse on Free Republic mentions it, there is NO STORM!"

LOL....Amen.

24 posted on 06/24/2010 11:40:19 AM PDT by blam
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To: Nachum

They could intentionally create an ecological disaster if it seemed to be the means to an end such as government control of the oil or energy industry; creating huge numbers of people newly dependent on government for all basic needs; thinking that at some point, a successful “rescue” of some sort could put them in a good light; creating a situation that would require martial law to maintain order, and on it goes.... your imagination seems fine to me.


25 posted on 06/24/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

They could intentionally create an ecological disaster if it seemed to be the means to an end such as government control of the oil or energy industry; creating huge numbers of people newly dependent on government for all basic needs; thinking that at some point, a successful “rescue” of some sort could put them in a good light; creating a situation that would require martial law to maintain order, and on it goes.... your imagination seems fine to me

********************

Startling Reveletions. More going on in The Gulf Of Mexico Than An Oil Spill!

http://www.blogster.com/joannemor/startling-reveletions-more-going-on-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-than-an-oil-spill

Excerpt:

This administration and many other entities like BP, Citi, Nalco, GM, GE, Goldman Sachs, University of Chicago, holding companies along with Dept of Defense, Billionaires and Politicians are all vested in biofuels.

What is going on in the Gulf is directly related to this new industry.

There is an Algae these companies are interested in.


26 posted on 06/24/2010 11:54:48 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: N. Theknow; blam
Dutifully watching and prepared to serve when necessary!

Thanks for your votes of confidence :o)

27 posted on 06/24/2010 12:16:36 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Whenifhow

I’m not interested in anything Cindy Sheehan is involved with!


28 posted on 06/24/2010 12:41:06 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife )(Save the Brown Pelican)
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To: Justaham

The Government DOES have a plan - it’s in the EPA regs, Title 40, Chapter 1, Subchapter J, Part 300:

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=4273f9fb83b42a910c3da4b4b1427110&rgn=div6&view=text&node=40:27.0.1.1.1.2&idno=40

So where has all this activity been? Wouldn’t we have heard of this by NOW??


29 posted on 06/24/2010 12:47:12 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: N. Theknow

Tampa is not on the trajectory to have OIL on their beaches. But to dismiss the oil that is in other areas in the panhandle is just ridiculous. Tampa IS on the trajectory for dangerous air if they have to burn oil closer to you.

Some people want to act like because it isn’t in front of them, it doesn’t exist.


30 posted on 06/24/2010 1:06:10 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Justaham
....there have been more than a million gallons of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico in efforts to break up the spill. The chemicals have come under scrutiny because of their own toxic nature.

So we could have oil AND toxic chemical fires? Just lovely....

Has the EPA determined yet if those Millions of gallons of chemicals they added are relatively safe if fire is applied? This is a Circle-J...

31 posted on 06/24/2010 1:28:58 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: GSWarrior

“I know it is that bad. I don’t understand why some people here feel compelled to pooh-pooh the damage that has happened already and the damage that is almost certainly to come. This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.”

Couple reasons come to mind.

1) They`re denying reality, just like libs do.

2) They could`nt care less how much damage is done.


32 posted on 06/24/2010 1:35:48 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Ann Archy

I hate to see what FEMA is going to do to these people who are too poor to take care of themselves and to the communities FEMA decides to invade with the refugees. This is a fricking nightmare for the people of the Gulf.


33 posted on 06/24/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

And what do you propose would be the reason behind creating an enforced evacuation of the gulf states?


34 posted on 06/24/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Advanced planning?


35 posted on 06/24/2010 2:04:19 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: hennie pennie
And what do you propose would be the reason behind creating an enforced evacuation of the gulf states?

I cannot say, except to speculate. There might be a number of reasons. The more disorder, the easier it is to confiscate wealth and control a population.

36 posted on 06/24/2010 2:06:33 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Justaham

The feds are just itching for a chance to demonstrate power!


37 posted on 06/24/2010 2:12:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: swarthyguy

Obama is not incompetent. In fact, he’s very competent and doing exactly what he wants to do. And that is destroy this nation.


38 posted on 06/24/2010 2:23:26 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: nutmeg

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39 posted on 06/24/2010 2:45:18 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama should call Joe the Plumber to fix that leak in the Gulf)
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To: Nachum
>>>> "The more disorder, the easier it is to confiscate wealth and control a population." <<<<

So too, I suppose, that once martial law is declared in ONE area, how much easier it is to make further declarations in other areas --- the domino theory.

40 posted on 06/24/2010 3:01:02 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: BenLurkin

Controlled burns create toxic fumes.


41 posted on 06/24/2010 3:02:59 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Ann Archy

Huckabee keeps talking about the FEMA head and remarking that he is quite capable. Like you, I noticed that this was the first I had heard of them in the BP story. Then I found this story dating back to May 9 and FEMA is mentioned.

http://www.examiner.com/x-33986-Political-Spin-Examiner~y2010m5d9-Gulf-oil-spill-Suggestions-of-BP-cover-up-with-Obama-Administration-on-massive-amount-of-oil-being

I don’t know if it means anything. I just found it odd.

I hate this thing. Thing = collective cluster**** that is our government and BP. The oil COULD be dealt with by intelligent people. Unfortunately, there are none involved here.


42 posted on 06/24/2010 4:59:28 PM PDT by Amityschild (Stop Spending!)
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To: autumnraine
Tampa is not on the trajectory to have OIL on their beaches. But to dismiss the oil that is in other areas in the panhandle is just ridiculous.

Not dismissing the oil in other places, just the hype for ALL of Florida's beaches being imperiled.

And Tampa is in danger of fumes from an oil burn over 200 miles away, so evacuation plans have to be hyped? There are already evac plans in place for hurricanes.

43 posted on 06/25/2010 4:45:06 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Justaham

We should rename the Gulf of Mexico for the time being as, “The Obama Dead Sea”.

I bet a lot of people are thinking seriously of moving to Arizona about now, or worse yet my neck of the woods Alaska.


44 posted on 06/25/2010 4:48:20 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Justaham
Oil lurks beneith sand at Pensacola beach. http://www.tampabay.com/SearchForwardServlet.do?articleId=1104804
45 posted on 06/25/2010 5:09:35 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: hennie pennie; Nachum

“And what do you propose would be the reason behind creating an enforced evacuation of the gulf states?”

I’d say it would be rather difficult to hold elections with millions of citizens displaced. Created or not, they’ve got to have some ‘crisis’ in order to avoid elections ‘legitimately’ and thus, maintain control.


46 posted on 06/30/2010 7:28:26 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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