Oil Spill Heading West

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From The Northwest Florida Daily News –

A southeast wind is expected to persist through the week, continuing to move the ever-expanding Deepwater Horizon oil spill away from Florida and toward Texas. “Right now the weather is being very kind,” said Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County’s Emergency Management Director.

The National Weather Service said that winds which had been blowing north and northeast had shifted and were now encountering the oil spill from a southeasterly direction. It said “significant” winds would continue to move the oil slick north and west through Tuesday. That means not only will the oil be traveling away from Florida, but also that sensitive areas on the Louisiana coast could receive more devastating sludge. Current trajectory maps for the BP spill show winds and currents taking the oil into the Mississippi Delta, Breton Sound and Chandeleur Sound, according to NOAA’s website. full article

To see the latest map of the projected path, click here

At this time, there are no indications of any health risks to Floridians due to the Deepwater Horizon incident. The Department of Health (DOH) and DEP are closely monitoring health and environmental impacts to Florida’s beaches and will notice an advisory if conditions become unsafe.

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