Oil approaches Florida

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  1. Ravi
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    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.

    :doubt:
     
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    Sad fact is that this is only the beginning. What is the Florida coast going to look like after two more months of this?
     
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    Empty.
     
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    I cancelled my vacaton plans there. Going to Hilton Head instead.
     
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    Cheap land for sale? Fla. is gonna have a bust and then a boom. Save your dollars. then buy baby buy.
     
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    Pensacola's beaches are the whitest I've ever seen. Our obstacle course was out there. This is very sad.
     
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    yah, my grandparents lived the latter part of their lives in ft walton beach/pensacola area.....beautiful white sand beaches....
     
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    Tourism is down 20%-25% on the Panhandle from last year.

    This is killing the area.
     
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    My wife and I got married on the beach in Destin.

    Bought some property recently a stone's throw from the beach in South Walton. I love the area.
     
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    I was born at Pensacola. Hope the oil doesn't screw my statue up!
     

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