Friday, September 20, 2019

OUR BEACH CONTINUES TO BE UNAFFECTED BY OIL SPILL

PHOTO BY JIM SOUSA

PHOTO BY JIM SOUSA

Last Sunday, beach lovers basked in the sun and frolicked in the Gulf waters, enjoying our typical June warm, sunny weather. Although tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon spill have reached the shore in Pensacola, over 700 miles from Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast, there have been no reports of oil reaching beyond northwest Florida. There is no impact on the beaches of Marco Island. According to Mac Chaudhry, GM of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort, “Our guests are having a great time enjoying our beautiful, pristine beach.” According to the June 14 update at www.colliergov.net, observations by NOAA continue to indicate no significant amounts of oil moving toward the Loop Current.

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