- Conflict & Crisis
June 6, 2010
Grand Isle, Louisiana -This report came to us through our on scene guerrilla reporter Robert Rutherford. We are currently attempting to confirm the amount of oil in the area and will be updating this story. Reports that Coast Guard critical response teams packed up and vacated the town, with the government covering their hotel tabs.
As of 12:00 PM CST, possible battle hardened troops or National Guard, in full battle gear and body armor with have been seen moving into the area. Fully armored HUMVEES with 50 Cal active gun turrets are reportedly arriving on scene as well. All troops and vehicles are in woodland patterns.
Black trucks with red letters displaying “Disaster Relief Team” have also arrived. The Crisis Management Corp. is reportedly present as well.
Robert from Patrioticspace.com has reported that the troops looked “battle hardened”.
We will be updating the site with the latest information, and tracking this extensively. Please submit all tips and information to email@example.com
According to reports at least 17,500 troops have been mobilized, ordered by President Obama.
The CDC is now involved. The following is an excerpt from the CDC’s website.
CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the importance of anticipating, monitoring and responding to any potential public health hazards that may affect human health. Currently, 126 CDC and ATSDR staff members are involved in the response, including six staff members who are deployed to Gulf Coast states. CDC is monitoring potential health threats or conditions across the five Gulf States that may arise as a result of human exposure to the oil spill. We are in constant communication with our state partners and have a standing commitment to quickly support and respond to any emerging health threats.