President Obama continues his visit to the Gulf states - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

President Obama continues his visit to the Gulf states

Louisiana -

(NBC) - The President spent the day up close and personal with the oil spill and all of its costs along the coast.

"In some ways, what we are dealing with is unique because its not simply one catastrophic event. It�s an ongoing assault," said President Obama. "There is still a lot of opportunity for visitors to come down here. A lot of beaches that are not yet affected or will not be affected."

Restaurants are struggling to serve their seafood specialties.

"I have felt it along with everybody else. From what I understand seafood restaurants' sales are down 30 percent," said Scott Weinberg, a restaurant owner.

The President reassured businesses he would push BP to set up a multi-billion dollar claims fund and reassured diners by downing a dish of crabcakes and fried shrimp, before serving up a promise.

"This region that has known a lot of hardship will bounce back like it's bounced back before," said Obama.

However, that kind of optimism was harder to find on some of the region's oily beaches.

"I'm very sad about it and I'm sad to think what we're doing to the environment here," said Tourist Nicole Hoodicoff said.

Everyone here knowing that the crude is still coming even after the President leaves.

Copyright 2010 NBC. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Second suspect arrested in Myrtlewood area homicide

    Second suspect arrested in Myrtlewood area homicide

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:33:22 GMT

    The Horry County Police Department has made an arrested in Tuesday's homicide near Wild Iris Drive.

    More >>

    The Horry County Police Department has made an arrested in Tuesday's homicide near Wild Iris Drive.

    More >>
  • Experts remind homeowners of the common misconceptions of hurricane insurance

    Experts remind homeowners of the common misconceptions of hurricane insurance

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:28:51 GMT
    The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of this month on July 31 (Source: WMBF News)The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of this month on July 31 (Source: WMBF News)

    We're quickly approaching the peak of hurricane season. Right now, the National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of this month on July 31, which could be a problem for federally insured flood zone properties this summer.

    More >>

    We're quickly approaching the peak of hurricane season. Right now, the National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of this month on July 31, which could be a problem for federally insured flood zone properties this summer.

    More >>
  • MBPD investigate shots fired near Carver Apartments

    MBPD investigate shots fired near Carver Apartments

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:57:03 GMT
    Police investigate shots fired in Myrtle Beach (Source: Jon Dick)Police investigate shots fired in Myrtle Beach (Source: Jon Dick)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police investigated a “shots fired” call overnight Friday. Officers were called to the area of Carver Street, Washington Street and King Street in the City of Myrtle Beach after 3:00 a.m. Friday, according to Sergeant Steven Clothier. Five or six shots fired is what was reported in the original call, Clothier said, several casings were on the ground near the Cover Apartments.

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police investigated a “shots fired” call overnight Friday. Officers were called to the area of Carver Street, Washington Street and King Street in the City of Myrtle Beach after 3:00 a.m. Friday, according to Sergeant Steven Clothier. Five or six shots fired is what was reported in the original call, Clothier said, several casings were on the ground near the Cover Apartments.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly