Three assistance centers — in Clearwater, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; and Metairie, La. — will open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to midnight Monday.
The preliminary findings released Wednesday by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration point to a possible cause of the May 19 spill that blackened popular beaches and created a 9-mile slick in the Pacific Ocean.
The response was made to growing pleas from residents in the two states for more help in dealing with crime in the region that’s seen an influx of tens of thousands of oilfield workers in recent years.
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