The Governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency for Bay, Walton, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Considering the new airport is scheduled to open on May 23rd, this could be a disaster for the economy of this region. This is a Federal operation so our emergency responders are at the mercy of the Feds. The locals are very nervous, to say the least. All the state level politicians, who were previously in favor of increased off-shore drilling in the Gulf are back-tracking and distancing themselves from those positions. Who could blame them? IMHO, they will never drill in the Gulf in our lifetimes.
Let's post comments about the slick and its effect in this thread.