Wednesday, July 7, 2010
80 Days Later And STILL No Oil Near Pine Island, FL. Updated
Here is and excellent NOAA animation showing the daily progress of the surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon as tracked by several satellites. It shows the entire Gulf of Mexico and state of Florida. In case you're not familiar with our geographic location, Pine Island is 140 miles south of Tampa. On the map in the animation we're the smaller bay located half an inch under the word Tampa. As this animation shows, the spread of oil has come nowhere near us and according to nearly every estimate it never will.
According to NOAA itself there is a less than 1% chance that oil will physically affect Southwest Florida. You can read about it in this CBS news article, which for once simply posts the facts. Feel free to forward this along.