|Published:||May 22, 2010 5:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 22, 2010 5:54 PM EDT|
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Officials are trying to ease fears of a huge amount of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill spreading to Florida. At a public meeting Saturday in Key West, representatives from the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and BP PLC offered a similar message: There is no imminent threat to the Florida Keys.
Weather conditions have moved the so-called "loop current West, further from the Keys. That could change at any moment, but 72-hour projections for the spill's trajectory do not have it
coming near Florida's coastline.