The latest update from the convention and visitors bureau is below. I spent some time out of the office on the beach it is as pretty as it gets down there. The water is perfectly clear, not too hot, and of course sugar white sand still there as always. Our friends the Hockman family sent us some more, great pictures to show everyone.
Thanks guys for sharing your family memories with everyone!!!
1.) There have been no reports of odor along the beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan. At its closest point, the slick is approximately 50-60 miles away from the most western tip of our island.
2.) The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Department of Environmental Management has stated that there is no foreseeable need to close beaches and, short of a drastic change, they have no plans to do so.
3.) Although NOAA has closed commercial and recreational fishing in a limited area between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Florida’s Pensacola Bay, there is a large area of the gulf still open. Charter boats are leaving Orange Beach, Gulf Shores & Fort Morgan every day to fish areas up to 25-30 miles out and in our inshore waters.