State Booms Off Barrier Islands

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry said the state is setting up booms around the Chandeleur Islands to prevent oil coming ashore..
"It's not a bad thing, get out there. Exercise tests. You know, work with folks to make sure you've got your strategies in place, even though they're identified in the plan, now's the time to go ahead and exercise it again and test it."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is keeping track of the spill. A spokesman said oil is not expected to reach land in the next three days. Predictions longer than that are difficult because of changing weather patterns.