Once again I could quote alot of spill updates, how many gallons are being contained but I think we all want to know how and if Anna Maria island has been affected by the Deep Water Oil Spill. The answer continues to be NO. About a week ago I admitted that I smelled an odd odor just in the mornings. It smelled more similar to a faint forest fire than any oil smell. Just the two mornings. No smell since which would more closely confirm that Tropicana was burning orange peels for live stock feed. There is No oil smell on or near Anna Maria Island.
Situation Room Report – May 13th, 2010 – Noon – Report #15
Gulf Coast oils spill update: The 72-hour NOAA trajectory shows no oil landfall in the state of Florida.
The NOAA oil trajectory model shows the spill, 81 miles southwest of Pensacola, 171 miles from Port St. Joe and 316 miles from St. Petersburg, Florida. In the Gulf of Mexico there are moderate southeast winds of 12 knots and seas of 3-5 feet. These conditions will continue to exist through today and tomorrow. Gulf winds will lessen this weekend, but an overall pattern of easterly wind will continue Sunday and means the oil spill will be pushed to the west-northwest through the next 72 hours.