Oil soon coming to Bahamas, officials fear

“Chances are” for oil to reach islands after late week change in weather, says Bahamian official

The Bahamas’ Chief Climatological Officer warned that oil may soon wash ashore on the island chain because of changing weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a Tuesday interview with The Nassau Guardian, Michael Stubbs said, “As Friday approaches we see the weather pattern changing and what would happen then is the winds in the area would be flowing clockwise, making it possible for oil floating on the surface to make it to the notorious loop current. So once the particles move into the loop current the chances are for it to reach our area.”

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