Florida's Panhandle near Pensacola was on track Wednesday to get the state's first hit of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, perhaps later this week, and had 20,000 feet of boom in place to block it from damaging precious wetland. Bad weather made it difficult to determine when precisely the Deepwater Horizon's oil spill would reach the shores, said Escambia county spokeswoman Sonya Daniel. "At this point, we still don't have any oil on our shores," she added. "We have done our local booming strategy." Pensacola readies for Gulf oil spill fallout - Environment - MiamiHerald.com The booms, imo, aren't going to do much good. Maybe on a flat pond with no wave action.