BP opens claims office and will schedule all oil spill related training in Walton County

May 17, 2010

BP claims office is located at Santa Rosa Village. Photo courtesy Walton County Sheriff's Dept.

Office in Santa Rosa Beach will be open 7 days a week

From the Walton County Sheriffs Office:

At noon today, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center went to a level 3 activation.

The situation with the oil spill continues to be about the same as it was with the oil being approximately 65-to-70 miles off the coast of Pensacola.  Weather conditions continue to steer it away from the Walton County coastline.

The situation will be monitored, but the EOC will not be staffed by any personnel.  Walton County Public Works along with consulting engineers will monitor the coastal dune lakes for any change in their management.  The EOC will continue to monitor and communicate with the State, the U.S. Coast Guard and BP for updates in the situation.  If the situation worsens for Walton County, we will reactivate the Command Center and updated information will be sent out.

The contractor for BP Oil (PEC Premiere) will handle the scheduling for any training in relation to Deepwater Horizon.  Those interested in registering for a class should contact the toll free lines 866-647-2338 or 866-448-5816, or email horizonresponse@pecpremier.com.

A BP claims center for Walton County has now been established in Santa Rosa Beach.  It is located at 5008 US Highway 98 West (Santa Rosa Village shopping center).  This office is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.