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