More time or less protection?

Local captains placing booms to protect our beaches.
Local boat captains placing booms in an  attempt to protect our beaches.
Local waterways may face the threat of the BP oil spill with less protection than first expected.

Okaloosa County Public Safety Director Dino Villani said the Department of Environmental Protection determined Pensacola’s need for the booms to be greater than Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties and will not provide as many booms as he had expected.

The cleanup is still under the unified command of the Coast Guard and BP, LLC. Cleaning efforts were suspended Sunday because of the weather but the command reviewed the trajectory of the spill and announced the placement of additional booms.

My fear is they obviously do not have limitless supplies of these booms and they are attempting to mitigate damages in what they feel to be the larger populated areas.  We have not received any real updates of any magnitude for quite some time.


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Originally from Florida, Jodi grew up in Omaha Nebraska moved back to Florida to earn her jurist doctorate. This knowledge coupled with her undergraduate degree in business management has provided her with valuable skills that she uses daily in real estate negotiations, educating home buyers and sellers and effectively marketing the teams listings. Jodi has been working in the Destin real estate market since 2005. Did he currently resides in Destin Florida with her husband Bill Ketchersid. Bill is also an attorney and has been practicing primarily real estate law in the area for about 20 years. Together they have five children.

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