Monday 05/10/10 Oil Updatefor Ft. Morgan

Sorry for the lag in postings everyone.  I wanted to take this opportunity to catch you up on  our local beaches in Ft. Morgan.  Below is the update from the Gulfshores.com website.  The weather has been A-MAZ-ING,   not to warm, great breeze, blue sky’s and amber sunshine!  It is rare that the beach gets more beautiful than this.  We had a gorgeous wedding this weekend for Tracy and Jeff Fox.  Everyone we spoke to had a wonderful time, so much so that they want to come back next year.  In fact I just got a call they want to come back today.  So they are coming back for another night of peace and quiet on the beautiful beach.  YAY!!!!

The forecast from our local news station showed the oil continuing to move west away from our beaches.  I am posting some pictures below.  So you can see how beautiful everything is.  The first one is of our beach but you can see the protective booms being placed in the water, just in case!  The second one is of my friend Mr. Hockman, as you can see he is having a WONDERFUL time!!!  We hope to see you soon!!!!

  • There are currently no effects of the oil spill in the water or on the beaches of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach and, according to NOAA forecasts, no shoreline impact is expected for at least 72 hours. Forecasts beyond 72 hours are not possible. At this point, the extent of any potential impact is unclear, but officials are increasingly optimistic that any impact we might receive will be minor.
  • While there have been reports of tar balls on Dauphin Island, on the west side of Mobile Bay, none have been seen or reported on the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
  • The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Department of Environmental Management stated last Wednesday that there is no foreseeable need to close beaches and, short of a drastic change, they have no plans to do so.

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