Oil update for Anna Maria Island 7/15/2010

Finally we got GOOD NEWS from BP today! Oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April. After installing the capping stack on the MC252 well tests were underway to close all valves in an experiment to stop the oil. And YES, they were SUCCESSFUL!  BP announced at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT today July 15th, 2010.

Anna Maria Island Visitor Oil update 07.09.10

Anna Maria Island shows no effect of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The warm temperatures of the Gulf, sunshine and beautiful white beaches invite to a perfect summer getaway.

The latest projection of the NOAA are showing that our area has a very low risk, about 1 – 20 % – of seeing any oil on our shores. Computer models estimate the potential threat to US coastlines until a relief well will successfully stop the flow.  Continue reading Anna Maria Island Visitor Oil update 07.09.10