So for the great news – NOAA forecasts no Florida landfall of oil in the next 72 hours.
The below information comes from the Situation room on May 6th Noon EST.
Yesterday, controlled burns accounted for 1,000 gallons of oil burned. Additional burns will be conducted throughout the day today. There are 6,700 personnel working on and offshore, with an additional 2,500 trained volunteers and 270 vessels at work. To date, an estimated 1.2 million barrels of an oil-water mix has been recovered. Just a reminder that this is an oil-water mix.
Today Governor Christ sent a letter to President Obama requesting continued urgency and funds for the unprecedented disaster. To read the letter click here.
NOAA has some great maps regarding the planned trajectory of the oil spill. The map linked here shows the trajectory of the oil from May 2nd to May 5th as well as in yellow/orange the projected path as far out as May 7th. Take a peak and of course you can see the spill remains just off the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana.
There is more mainstream information found on the news channels regarding stopping the oil spill with a large vessel. This vessel is being dropped into place today and conservatively will be containing the leak as soon as Monday of next week.
On Anna Maria Island, businesses remain cautiously optimistic and are anxious to see the leak stopped. Our local newspapers are picking up several stories and we all remain optimistic our “peace” of paradise will not be impacted. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call. That is what we are here for!
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