itCG-pollution spill, lightening strike, Tweeting during G20 summit

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  • The Houston Ship Channel is closed due to a 458-foot vessel that collided with a barge last night causing damage to the vessel’s fuel tanks and leaking approximately 10,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the water. At this point, most of the oil has been contained in a boomed area and several pollution response resources are on scene participating in the clean up. A Unified Command has been established with Coast Guard and other involved parties and agencies.
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  • A man went missing after lightening struck the water near where he was swimming off Crystal Pier on the coast of North Carolina. The Coast Guard and several local authorities responded but had to wait for the weather to calm before starting a search for the man. Unfortunately, about an hour and a half after the man went missing bystanders recovered the body from the surf. The Coast Guard urges swimmers to stay clear of the water during severe weather, particularly when lightening is in the area.
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  • The Joint Information Center for the G20 summit has used Twitter not only to communicate with the public but also to monitor what the public is saying. The social networking tool can be both a two-way dialogue and a means of listening to the online public conversation.
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