Nathan (mastadge) wrote,

Hurricane vs Oil Slick

Since it sounds like we'll be well into hurricane season before the leak is contained, let alone the slick cleaned up . . . what happens if a hurricane comes in on top of an oil slick the size of a small state? Does it just stir things up, spread things out and let us pretend the oil has disappeared for a little while, or does it carry tremendous amounts of oil inland? Has a large windstorm ever coincided with a large oil spill?

And yes, I'm aware of the oil spillage during Hurricane Katrina. I was knee-deep in it! But this seems to be a different order of magnitude!
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