Ft. Morgan Oil Spill Update 05/26/10

Hey Everyone!  It’s kind of rainy now but we are expecting an amazing weekend here at Ft. Morgan. We are completely booked at Sunset Properties and still have folks calling wanting to come in. This will be the official start to the Summer and we can’t wait. See you all soon!

•To date, no oil has reached the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and according to NOAA, none is expected for at least the next 72 hours. At its closest point, the slick is still approximately 40-50 miles from the western end of our island. See the current NOAA map and forecast here.

•Although NOAA has closed commercial fishing in a limited area of the gulf between the Mississippi River and Pensacola Bay, there is a large area of the gulf still open. Charter boats are leaving Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan every day to fish areas up to 25-30 miles out and in our inshore waters. To view a map of the closed area, go to https://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/.

•All appropriate protective measures, including oil-absorbing booms, are being placed along beaches, bays, inlets, and sensitive areas in an effort to keep oil from reaching Alabama’s shoreline. National, state and local response teams are deployed at sites along the coast to deal with local effects.

•We will continue to monitor the situation and post information pertinent to our local area here as they become available.

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