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CFO Sink to Visit Pensacola, Mobile for Emergency Briefings & Aerial Tour of Oil Spill

5/3/2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: May 3, 2010
CONTACT: Kevin Cate, (850) 413-2842

*TODAY* CFO SINK TO VISIT PENSACOLA, MOBILE FOR EMERGENCY BRIEFINGS & AERIAL TOUR OF OIL SPILL 

PENSACOLA – Florida CFO Alex Sink will receive a briefing on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center this morning at 8:15 AM CDT.  Immediately following the briefing, CFO Sink will announce three proactive state and federal actions that must be taken in order to better protect Florida’s economy

CFO Sink will then travel to the Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama, where she will receive a U.S. Coast Guard aerial tour of the oil spill at 12:00 PM CDT, followed by a briefing at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Unified Command Center in Mobile, Alabama at 1:00 PM CDT.

CFO Sink will later travel to Tallahassee, Florida to participate in a briefing with Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Sole and Department of Emergency Management Director David Halstead at the State Emergency Operations Center at 4:30 PM EDT.

CFO Sink will hold a media availability at 4:15 PM EDT prior to the briefing.

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
DATE:                      TODAY, May 3, 2010
TIME:                        Emergency Briefing 8:15 AM CDT
                                Press Availability 9:00 AM CDT
LOCATION:                Escambia County Emergency Operations Center
                                 6475 N. W Street, Pensacola, FL
                                
MOBILE, ALABAMA
DATE:                       TODAY, May 3, 2010
TIME:                        US Coast Guard Briefing 11:00 AM CDT
                                Wheels Up (Approximately) 12:00 PM CDT
                                Wheels Down (Approximately) 1:00 PM CDT
LOCATION:                Mobile Regional Airport
                                8400 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL
 

DATE:                       TODAY, May 3, 2010
TIME:                        Emergency Briefing 1:00 PM CDT
LOCATION:                Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Unified Command Center
                                 One South Water Street, Mobile, AL

TALLAHASSEE, FL
DATE:                       TODAY, May 3, 2010
TIME:                        Media Availability 4:15 PM EDT
                                    Emergency Briefing 4:30 PM EDT
LOCATION:             State Emergency Operations Center
                                    2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
                                    Tallahassee, FL       
                           
Last week CFO Sink sent a letter to the Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, addressing the urgent need for continued coordination to protect Florida from the disastrous oil spill threatening the state’s economy. CFO Sink also urged better prevention to insulate Florida from future spills originating in federal waters.
 

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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful businesswoman with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  As CFO, Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful government spending, cracking down on financial and insurance fraud and reforming the state government's contracting practices. CFO Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.