I worked Sat. and Sun. of last week and was not put back to work until this passed Sat. Most oil workers are on 3 day one week 4 day the following week rotations. Some workers are sill working 7 days a week. We still have workers that are out of town and receiving housing and per Diem.( even though they were suppose to eliminate non county workers)
The boom that was on the water was taken away by the time I went back out Sat. Aug. 14th because they were not seeing oil on the surface. I work on the area by the lodge and camping ground, the inlet in that area actually goes out to the Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens. Yesterday there were small boats skimming the inlet area for oil on top. I watched as the personnel on the boats placed the pompom boom down, a little 4 foot strip yesterday, not sure when they will re check it but it will turn black catching the oil. It was already turning a darkish black brown from the oil when we were there. My team picked up over 100 bags weighing 20 pounds each, within a 2 hr period, there were approximately 13 of us in our area. It was all tar consistency in the water, in the shore line. We are not allowed to go any further than ankle deep.