Status of the Oil Spill and Panama City Florida

Posted by Jennifer Mackay - Owner on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 2:30pm.

panama-city-real-estate-oil-spillWe've had many phone calls lately regarding the impact of the oil spill on the Panama City, and Panama City Beach Florida areas.

Several customers were so concerned with the news reports they even canceled their visits.

So allow me to alleviate as many fears and concerns about this situation as possible....

As you can see from the image (the dark spot is the oil slick), the oil is moving away from Panama City Florida which is located at the very top right of the image (at the 30 degrees latitude line).

You can follow the progress of the slick here.

Once the slick hits the gulf stream, it will travel in a southerly direction.

Panama City and Panama City Beach Florida are alive and well and expected to not be directly impacted by the oil spill to any large degree.

We may see indirect impacts on tourism related to off shore fishing far out in the gulf, and perhaps higher than normal prices on seafood.

However, our beaches are expected to remain clean and relatively free of oil.

The worst case scenario would be small "tar/oil balls" or light oil stains on some of the outer beaches which is serious enough with the potential crisis to effect the entire fishing industry.

According to Secretary Michael Sole, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

At a meeting, Tuesday in Ft. Walton... At most, our area would see a few instances of splotchy tar balls and light staining of the sand – again, in only a few areas.

The News Herald reported per the authorities that there is no chance any oil will wash up on our beaches over the next few days and that Bay County has been approved to purchase all the boom it may need to protect the area’s greatest asset - The Beach.

In addition, the wind is directing the spill away from us which is good for us and unfortunately bad for those south and east of us.

Our hearts go out to those directly impacted by this terrible tragedy and wish all the best. In the meantime, if you are planning your vacation to the Panama City Florida area come and enjoy the beaches and all the family entertainment venues we have to offer.

Owners, put my technology to work for you.

If you are interested in selling your home or condo, contact me today (850) 774-6582 for a free no obligation Home value report.

Buyers, when you're ready to purchase a Panama City Beach Gulf or Bay front condo for your vacation home, contact me directly (850) 774-6582 for the latest information and pricing on any of the Panama City Beach condos for sale.

Jennifer Mackay
850-774-6582

Florida Real Estate | Panama City

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8 Responses to "Status of the Oil Spill and Panama City Florida"

Spanish wrote: HI Jennifer,

Thats fantastic of you to take the time out to bring us up to date with the latest impacts of the Oil spill

Hopefullly you sell loads or Real Esate

Cheers

Nick

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 9:31am.

Boris - real estate agent earnings wrote: Nice post Jennifer! This post will help lots of people who have unnecessary fear about oil spill!
It would be great that you post further updates on the same soon!

Regards,
Boris

Posted on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 12:19am.

Jennifer Mackay wrote: Nick and Boris,

Sorry to took so long to get your comment posted. We had a bit of a "hic cup" but we're fine now :)

You're welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 7:21am.

Paula Henry wrote: Jennifer - good to hear the spill is moving away from you. It is a tragedy for everyone affected by this terrible accident. When you don't live near it, you forget how serious it is for those who are directly affected, Best to you all down there!

Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 12:21am.

dianna wrote: just leaving a weeks vacation in Panama City Florida. No oil spill, beaches were great. Had a blast. People, instead of cancelling ur trip, come on down and support local businesses. There is so much more to do than the beach!

Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 7:53am.

Carmen Brodeur wrote: The oil spill makes me so sad. I am so glad to hear the oil won't affect your beautiful beaches!

Posted on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 2:16pm.

Jennifer Mackay wrote: It has barely affected us at all actually.

While we were fortunate enough to dodge this bullet, other areas were not nearly as fortunate.

Best wishes to everyone

Posted on Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 1:50pm.

miss feliss wrote: This is a really interesting post, I followed this event fairly closely last year with high concerns for the animals and environment (I am a bit of a hippie), but it didn't even phase me at the time that it may affect the real estate market. What a good way to keep people informed--

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 6:06pm.

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