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Admiral Allen Establishes Deputy Incident Commanders for Alabama, Mississippi and Florida

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–June 15, 2010.  At the authorization of the President and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen has directed the establishment of three Deputy Incident Commanders to lead oil impact mitigation and cleanup efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

These officials will serve under the Mobile, Ala., Incident Command Post, which reports to the Unified Area Command based in Louisiana. Placing these Deputy Incident Commanders across affected Gulf Coast states will further increase the administration’s capabilities to coordinate closely with local governments and meet the needs of individual communities.

In addition, Admiral Allen has directed the creation of an Incident Management Team based in Tallahassee, Fla., to enhance the Unified Command’s ability to adapt to evolving BP oil spill response and recovery scenarios as oil impacts expand. This team will also report to the Mobile, Ala., Incident Command Post.

“As this crisis continues to evolve, these individuals will help us make sure our states have the autonomy they need to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to problems that arise on the ground,” said Admiral Allen. “We are committed to empowering our state and local authorities with the autonomy and resources they need to meet the evolving threat from this oil spill, and that’s exactly what this new command structure will help us do.”

These senior officials will join a massive response that currently involves approximately 27,000 personnel and more than 8,000 vessels coordinated by Admiral Allen and a Unified Command structure based in Louisiana that includes Incident Command Posts in Mobile, Ala., and Houma, La.

 

Source: deepwaterhorizonresponse.com

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