Friday, June 18, 2010
Gulf journals: Stories from the coast

It's been 60 days since the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion, which caused an oil spill that is devastating the Gulf Coast. And while it's still unclear how wide-ranging the effects will be on the ecosystem and coastal communities, one thing is clear: People across the region are suffering.

 

Here at CNN iReport, we quickly realized that we had a unique opportunity to share the stories of concerned Gulf residents. As the oil disaster worsened, we received dozens of photos and videos of oil-covered beaches and wildlife along with heartbreaking stories and compelling quotes.

 

We decided to showcase both the powerful photography and stories together on our blog, through a series of profiles of iReporters on the forefront of the disaster. We've heard stories from a rock star-turned-environmentalist, a lifelong Pensacola resident, and a woman who's driven hundreds of miles to tell the story of a suffering Louisiana town.

 

We'll continue to update the blog with stories as the disaster continues. You can read all the posts here. And if the oil has affected you, we'd love to hear your story as well.

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June 19, 2010
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