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:The high winds and seas will mix and “weather” the oil which can help accelerate the
:The high winds may distribute oil over a wider
area, but it is difficult to model exactly where the
oil may be transported.
:Movement of oil would depend greatly on the
track of the hurricane.
:Storms’ surges may carry oil into the coastline
and inland as far as the surge reaches. Debris
resulting from the hurricane may be contaminated
by oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident, but
also from other oil releases that may occur during
:A hurricane’s winds rotate counter-clockwise.
Thus, in VERY GENERAL TERMS:
o A hurricane passing to the west of the oil slick
could drive oil to the coast.
o A hurricane passing to the east of the slick
could drive the oil away from the coast.
o However, the details of the evolution of the
storm, the track, the wind speed, the size, the
forward motion and the intensity are all
unknowns at this point and may alter this
Source ..National hurricane center I just wanted to get this info out there because I see alot of gloom and doom about what if a hurrican hits the gulf! Its not going to be a good thing but not the end of the gulf states as we know it. Plus the only evacuations I think there would be is those in the hurricans path, like usual. JMHO
Will there be oil in the rain related to
:• No. Hurricanes draw water vapor from a large
area, much larger than the area covered by oil,
and rain is produced in clouds circulating