Gulf oil spill forces many to change vacation plans
PADUCAH - So many of us wait all year for that summer vacation to the Gulf Coast but now some of those trips are in doubt. Many families are changing their summer plans because oil from the massive Gulf spill is moving closer to the coast.
Scientists are trying to use robotic saws to sever a pipe to make way for a new containment trap but the success of that effort is in doubt.
Experts say they have already seen oil in waters off Pensacola beach in Florida. Some people are not wasting any time changing vacation plans.
As the oil along the gulf continues to spread, so do concerns from vacationers hundreds of miles away. AAA says many are worried the spill could end their summer plans before they even begin.
Leslie Williams Marcum says, "We were thinking of planning a trip to Florida in September, but I think we may reconsider and go to Gatlinburg or Myrtle Beach."
Reinke says if you are concerned about your plans in the Gulf Coast, stay informed.
Because the oil situation in the Gulf is one that continues to change, experts say make sure to keep calling back before you call it quits.