Laguna Beach Closes City Beaches Due to Oil Spill Sunday October 3 2021

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The City of Laguna Beach Closes City Beaches Due to Oil Spill Sunday October 3 2021.

The City of Laguna Beach closed all City Beaches at 9:00pm(pt) in anticipation of oil spill impacts.

The community is encouraged to pay close attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety.

Though the spill has not yet reached the shoreline of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Marine Safety, Fire, Public Works, and Police personnel are anticipating this may happen and are ready to respond.

Beach closures are needed to protect the health and safety of the public and to allow contractors to begin oil cleanup if such an event occurs.

On Sunday October 3 2021 Orange County Health Care Health Officer, Dr. Clayton Chau asks, ” residents to please refrain from participating in recreational activities on the coastline such as swimming, surfing, biking, walking, exercising, gathering, etc.”

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Background

Location: 3 Miles Off the Coast of Newport Coast

Size of Spill: 13 Square Miles in Size.

Amount of Spill: 126,000 gallons

Spill Reported at: Saturday October 2 2021 at 9:00am

Reason For Spill: Possible broken pipeline from from a offshore oil platform managed by Beta Offshore.

Oil Spill United Command Agencies

Beta Offshore, the Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR). Supporting agencies are the cities of Long Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

For Concerns Or Questions

Huntington Beach City Hotline (714) 374-1702

Orange County Health Questions regarding this oil spill, please call (714) 834-2000

California Department of Fish & Wildlife Oiled Wildlife Care Network Hotline at (877) 823-6926

Laguna Beach Marine Mammal Center: 949-494-3050

How To Help

To Assist With Animal Rescue Efforts

Please do not approach affected animals

Huntington Beach Wetlands (714) 374-5587

To Assist With Cleanup Efforts

Oiled Wildlife

CDFW-OSPR is monitoring for oiled wildlife.
If anyone encounters oiled wildlife, do not approach. Call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Laguna Beach Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Sunday October 3 2021 at 8:30am: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) will be assisting multiple agencies and organizations to help in the recovery efforts.
At this time they have yet to see any oiled marine life but if you do in the Orang County area please call 949-494-3050.
If you would like to help PMMC is accepting Dawn donation to assist with Wetlands and Wildlife. @wetlandswildlifecarecenter

Local Response to Orange County Oil Spill

Newport Beach Response

Sunday October 3 2021: The City of Newport Beach is advising residents and visitors to avoid contact with ocean water and oiled areas of the beach. As of Sunday evening Newport Harbor remains open. Boaters are being asked to avoid traversing the oil spill as it may cling to vessels and could bring oil into the harbor. Oil Spill Response Vessels will be skimming oil off the coast throughout the night.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Press Releases

Orange County Health Care Agency issued a health advisory today to recommend those who may have encountered the contaminated materials to seek medical attention on Sunday October 3 2021.

The CIty of Laguna Beach Oil Spill Impact October 3 2021

City of Newport Beach Beach Advisory October 3 2021

CIty of Huntington Beach October 3 2021 Oil Spill Public Advisory Is On Facebook

US Coast Guard Los Angeles Newport Beach Oil Spill Response – Initial UC Statement on October 2 2021 is On Facebook

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