PENSACOLA, Fla. - Officials say the oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico could hit northwest Florida beaches by Monday.
Michael Sole, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said Friday morning to expect Florida landfall from the leaking spill.
The spill is about 125 miles wide and 40 miles long. Sole made the comments at a news conference with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to discuss the growing environmental danger. Nelson, using satellite images provided by NOAA, said Florida waters could become polluted by Monday.