Posted: Jul 5, 2010 9:07 AM by Sharlee Barriere
FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - A center where birds oiled by the BP
spill have been cleaned is being moved about 100 miles inland to
Officials of the oil spill joint command center said the move
will put the facility out of the coastal hurricane danger zone.
Hammond is in Tangipahoa Parish, about 100 miles northwest of the
current bird rehabilitation facility at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines
Hammond is north of Interstate 12, a boundary frequently used in
evacuation orders when southeast Louisiana is threatened by a
hurricane. Plaquemines is on a sliver of Mississippi River delta
that juts out into the Gulf of Mexico.