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  • Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    August 30, 2014 9:39 PM

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) - Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach. Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 p.m. Friday and found a group of people trying to... more »
  • River Crossing Receive Salt and Sand

    January 28, 2014 6:47 AM

    The Lafayette Public Works Department decides to sand and salt major river crossings in Lafayette. Tuesday morning around 4 a.m. the bridges on Camillia Boulevard, Surry Street (by the airport) and East University will receive a layer of sand and salt on the bridge to prevent the bridges from icing... more »
  • Surface of Beaches Looking Good While Crude Lies Buried Beneath White Sand

    September 27, 2010 7:03 AM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At the height of summer, tar balls and paddies of oil were rolling ashore along the Florida Panhandle. Months later, sand castles are being built and swimmers frolic in the water, even though crude lies buried beneath the white sands. Despite lingering concerns about the... more »
  • Regulators Blasting Jindal's $360 Million Sand Berm Project

    September 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal environmental regulators are blasting Gov. Bobby Jindal's $360 million project to build sand berms to stop BP PLC's oil from contaminating the state's shores and wetlands and argue the berms in place have stopped little oil, pose a threat to wildlife and interrupt currents. The... more »
  • In Preparation For Bonnie Youngsville Has Set Up Sand Bag Sites

    July 23, 2010 11:23 AM

    City Councilman A. J. Bernard (Youngsville's Emergency Coordinator) met with Mayor Wilson Viator and Youngsville city staff this morning to review the status and predictions surrounding Tropical Storm Bonnie. All indications are that this storm might turn out to be a significant rain event for the City of Youngsville. Just... more »
  • Sandbags Offered in Iberia Parish

    July 6, 2010 2:38 PM

    PRESS RELEASE Parish President Ernest Freyou announces that sand bags are available immediately at the Parish Barn located at 5013 Avery Island Road due to the flooding and high water on several Parish roads due to the inclement weather. Sand bags will also be available for personal... more »
  • Sand Cleaners

    July 2, 2010 11:37 AM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Some inventors came with cotton fiber rolls, others with oil-clumping polymer mixes and one brought a specially designed rake. Their task: clean layers of crude oil and tar from a once-pristine Florida beach and prove they have the right stuff to combat the gummy onshore... more »
  • Hurricane Alex Destroyed 1,000 Feet of Cameron Parish Sand Wall

    July 1, 2010 3:45 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - High tides from Hurricane Alex destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. KPLC-TV reports a tide 3 feet above normal seeped through the barriers Wednesday and washed the sand... more »
  • Jindal: Trip to sand berm followed by press conference today

    June 23, 2010 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping up pressure on federal authorities to allow resumption of an offshore dredging project. The project is designed to collect sand for the building of barriers to protect the coast from oil. The problem: The Interior Department says one area where sand... more »
  • The Hands Across The Sand Movement

    June 9, 2010 2:52 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - In a grass-roots movement inspired by the 1980s Hands Across America human chain effort, beachgoers in 30 states and nearly a dozen countries plan to join hands this month to form symbolic barriers to protect the shoreline from oil spills. The Hands Across The Sand... more »
  • Jindal Visited The State's Sand Boom Project

    June 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal visited the state's sand boom project today in East Grand Terre, where a berm is actively holding oil back from intruding further into the interior wetlands. While on the tour, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to rescue several oiled pelicans.... more »
  • Hammond Plant Adds 2nd Shift for Sand Wall Baskets

    June 3, 2010 10:27 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - As the National Guard has put up more and more sand walls to protect Gulf Coast beaches from the nation's worst oil spill, a plant in Hammond has added a second shift to make the wire mesh baskets used as the foundation. Dennis Barkemeyer, a tech... more »
  • Plans Approved to Build Five Sand Berms

    June 2, 2010 9:35 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said federal officials have approved plans to build five sand berms to protect Louisiana barrier islands from oil encroaching from the Gulf oil spill. Jindal and other local officials met Tuesday with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen urging approval of the plan, which... more »
  • LA Officials May Have Approval Today To Build Sand Berms

    June 2, 2010 11:35 AM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials could have approval Wednesday on a proposal to build sand berms to protect barrier islands from oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said a meeting with officials Tuesday in New Orleans focused on two questions posed by President... more »

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