CSM—Gulf oil spill: Could ‘toxic storm’ make beach towns uninhabitable?

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Ron Greve expects the worst is yet to come in the oil spill drama that is haranguing beach towns all along the US Gulf Coast. So, like a growing number of residents, the Pensacola Beach solar-cell salesman took a hazardous materials class and received a “hazmat card” upon graduation.

Those cards, says Mr. Greve, could become critical in coming weeks and months. In the case of a hurricane hitting the 250-mile wide slick and pushing it over sand dunes and into beach towns, residents fear they’ll face not only mass evacuations, but potential permanent relocation.

Storm-wizened locals know that it can take days, even weeks, for roads to open and authorities to allow residents to return to inspect the damage and start to rebuild after a hurricane moves through.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEnergy, Natural Resources--The 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Posted June 26, 2010 at 11:46 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jill Woodliff wrote:

The Governors of the States of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Lt. Governor of the State of Florida have all signed proclamations calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, June 27.  Lent & Beyond oil spill prayers can be found here.

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