HOUMA, La. – UNIFIED COMMAND URGES CITIZENS TO HELP PROTECT LOUISIANA’S COAST BY NOT TAMPERING WITH BOOM
The Unified Command today released a public service announcement (PSA) regarding boom vandalism currently taking place on Louisiana waters.
The PSA urges citizens to help protect Louisiana’s shoreline and marshes by not cutting, tampering or moving boom currently in place. Boom is an essential part of the ongoing response efforts and by damaging boom, the effort to protect Louisiana’s coastline and natural inhabitants is jeopardized.
Citizens are encouraged to report any boom vandalism to local law enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard or by calling (866) 448-5816.
The Unified Command has been established to manage response operations to the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A Unified Command links the organizations responding to an incident and provides a process for those organizations to make consensus decisions. The Houma Unified Command is responsible for all operations in Louisiana.
For more information about the response effort visit www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.