Jim Cantore: Weak hurricane will push oil on shore - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jim Cantore: Weak hurricane will push oil on shore

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - With the ongoing crisis in the gulf, this hurricane season could be especially devastating.

WLBT spoke with Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel Tuesday. He said the oil would likely be pushed onto shore, in even a weak hurricane.

"So you bring in even a 2-foot surge and you pretty much cover the entire wetlands down here and deposit the oil on it. So, I almost think the less rough the storm is, the worse it could be, because you're just going to lift the oil, bring it in with the wave action and the surge, and then drop it as the storm pulls away. And unfortunately, that means dropping it on these precious lands," said Cantore.

Cantore said he doesn't think the oil will have any impact on how the storms form and develop.

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