The oil spill in the Gulf took another toll on the tourism industry in Florida’s panhandle. The July fourth holiday weekend is usually lucrative for hotels on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Not this year. But in the Florida Keys it was business as usual, at least for now. Donna Green-Townsend travelled to the Florida Keys and has this report.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KEYSdgt.mp3]
Some scallopers are proceeding with caution while others are opting to stay home.