The US Coast Guard issued the following press release on Sept. 13, 2005:
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coast Guard and its industry partners have established a Joint Information Center to support the response to seven major oil spills in the southern Louisiana area following Hurricane Katrina. The Joint Information Center can be reached starting Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. at (225) 267-2937 or www.uscgstormwatch.com.
Shameless Commerce Note: The US Coast Guard uses the PIER system to power their emergency communications website, including the one mentioned above. PIER is a very effective and efficient way to manage communications with the public – both for crisis communications and for new project development outreach. As mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter, RCP is an implementation partner for PIER, and can work with you to develop state-of-the-art crisis communications capabilities for your company.