Weather Channel warns residents “as the hurricane moves INLAND it will pick up particles of oil”; “Oil on electrical wires and trees”


Hurricanes and Oil: The Hurricane Alex Effect, Weather Channel, July 22, 2010:

Raining Oil?

As the hurricane moves inland it will pick up particles of oil
.  That will become part of the sea spray that moves inland with the storm.

According to Chris Zappa, an oceanographer at Columbia University, we're likely to see a light coating of oil on electrical wires and trees.  He likens it to standing in sea spray for a while.  You'll walk away with a light sheen of salt water on your skin.  Instead of salt water, it will feel like oil water. ...

4 comments to Weather Channel warns residents “as the hurricane moves INLAND it will pick up particles of oil”; “Oil on electrical wires and trees”

  • I have to admit this is definitely an attention grabbing title.

    I could see oil covered powerlines shorting out and then shutting off the electricity. This could be especially common where the transformers are.

    People really need to get a shortwave radio so they can keep informed in the case of a power outage.

    Take a look at this video I made about purchasing a radio:

    http://ncoal.com/blog/?p=2897

    Enjoy,
    John

  • Kevin

    While it surely stands to reason that the storm activity will pick up oil and distribute it across the path of the storm, I have a question:

    "MSM is reporting that the skimmer ships (750?) are finding it difficult to even locate surface oil. I find this to be plausible, given the amount of CoreExit having been liberally applied.

    My worse fear is the CoreExit itself being showered on the good folks of the Gulf. Crop damage is my second worse fear.

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