GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that conditions were clear enough when they decided to reopen the interstate highway where 10 people later were killed in two deadly pileups amid thick smoke from a 62-acre brushfire and fog. "We went through the area. We made an... more »
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners. Harvest areas 2 and 3, which were originally closed July 5th, are... more »
FDA and NOAA Agree with LDWF on Sampling in Closed Fishing Areas East of the Mississippi River Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) concurred with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' (LDWF) request to begin the process to re-open state waters... more »
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - The Hurricane Ike-battered dike in Texas City will reopen Sept. 11. Officials say repairs are being completed for the dike to reopen two days before the second anniversary of the hurricane. Boat ramps, fishing piers and bait camps lined the 5-mile-long dike before Ike stormed... more »
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 5 after working with a specialist with the federal Food and Drug Administration and determining there was no oil intrusion.
This harvest area, which was originally closed July 5, 2010, is east of the... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it is reopening oyster harvesting Area 7 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Area 7, which is east of... more »