The BP Oil disaster and what to do during a hurricane is on the minds of many New Orleanians. The possibility of storm surge leaving behind an oil slick is on the minds of officials, too. the new Orleans City Council recovery COmmittee discussed it today.
It's a frightening scenario but one New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Col. Jerry Sneed says he must consider:
"There's a possibility of getting oil on our shores during a hurricane," said Sneed.
If a storm surge leaves oil behind on New Orleans homes and businesses, Sneed said BP will have to clean it up, but he also told the council that it would further complicate things like the decision when to let people back into the city after an evacuation.
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