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The Tar Cometh

Gulf Gusher flagThis is not a “leak” or a “spill”, this is a “gusher”. That oil is shooting out at about 145.83 gallons per minute, which is the flow rate for a 2½-inch fire hose, and it is non-stop. This gusher is releasing enough oil to fill a 2800 square foot house every day.

CNN reports that Florida declares state of emergency in 6 counties

(CNN) — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in six counties Friday as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the governor’s office said.

Crist joins Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who declared a state of emergency in his state Thursday.

Crist said the oil spill “threatens the state of Florida with a major disaster.” He declared an emergency in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf counties.

That the Florida coast from the Alabama border east to Port St. Joe [the tip of the “bump”, the Apalachicola River, or the start of the Eastern Time zone].

Dr. Jeff Masters looks at the winds and currents that will be affecting the spread of the oil, and the weather that is making containment of the slick a problem at this time.


1 cookie jill { 05.01.10 at 8:21 pm }

So…all those Republicans who are telling their constituents how horrible the Government is…and all the money Government giving out to States is bad for the country….Will they now refuse Government help to aid in clean up? Will the Corporate owned media call them on their hypocracy?
.-= last blog ..The Sun Finally Did Shine in Kentucky For Todd =-.

2 Bryan { 05.01.10 at 9:07 pm }

Someone needs to watch Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida like a hawk. The Republican governors have all requested access to the Federal trough, and it is almost a given that some things will be double-billed to both BP and FEMA.

Unless there is an audit committee reviewing the bills to both, suddenly the budgets in all four states with be magically balanced.