|Published:||Jun 29, 2010 10:59 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 29, 2010 7:59 AM EDT|
PENSACOLA, Fla.-Heavy storms and lightening pushed more oil onto Pensacola Beach, which is already struggling to keep visitors. The storms churned up more bad news on Pensacola Beach.
Each wave crashed on the shore, pushing more oil onto the white sandy beaches. All business owners like Mike Pinzone could do, is watch as the oil took away more of his business.
"It's dropped off 60 percent," he said.
Pinzone owns Papa's Pizza on the boardwalk. He and other business owners on Pensacola say they feel helpless.
They've received some small compensation from BP, but not enough to cover their large losses.
"What I'm looking for, someone who can write a check bigger than 5k," he said.
So he and other business owners took their concerns to Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp.
They offered ideas like tax breaks for people who visit the oil impacted areas.
Kottkamp listened and promised to take their ideas to Tallahassee.
Pinzone says all of this is out of his hands.
"I put my faith and trust in God. You can't do anything else but pray," he said.
The rough tides made it too dangerous for skimmer boats to go out on the water.