Official: 15-mile-long oil slick could hit Baldwin County Monday

Sunday, July 4, 2010
By Paul Martin

Dan Murtaugh
AL.com
Sunday, July 04, 2010

GULF SHORES, Ala. — After a few days of reprieve, oil is threatening to hit Baldwin County’s beaches again tomorrow.

According to an afternoon aerial observation, a stretch of oil about 50 yards wide and 15 miles long is about two miles south of the coast.

“If conditions do not change I would expect landfall by morning potentially impacting a large portion of the coast,” said George Surry, a battalion chief with Gulf Shores Fire Rescue who was on the observation flight.

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