- Posted April 29, 2010 by
Orange Beach, Alabama
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Track the oil disaster
Gulf Coast bracing for impact from Horizon Oil Leakage
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
This morning officials met in Orange Beach, Alabama making preparations to protect the offshore oil spill from affecting wildlife and spawning grounds.
Officials and crews landed in Orange Beach, Alabama this morning from BP making every effort to protect plant life and marinelife. The early predictions is that the wind will change later today impacting the coast of Alabama. Currently the spill is about 60 miles off the coast but this weekend will bring southernly winds forcing the oil spill to the coast of Florida and Alabama Panhandle.
This will have a negitive impact on tourism and people are already cancellng reservations. The sad thing is fishermen and tourism finally was coming back after Hurricane Ivan and Katrina. This is truly devasting to the coast and will endanger the oyster beds and shrimping.
Later tomorrow we will be hosting the Clean Air Green Tour TV show from the coast and give you an update. To check out the show go to http://www.cleanairgreentour.com