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Gulf oil spill: Hurricane warnings issued for Texas' southern coast and Mexico

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico — Hurricane warnings were posted Monday evening for a stretch of Gulf Coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a hurricane before it makes landfall later this week.

Forecasters said the storm's path could push oil from the huge gulf oil spill farther inland and disrupt cleanup efforts.

Alex was swirling through the Gulf of Mexico with winds near 65 mph Monday night on a path that would take it near the Mexico-U.S. border sometime late Wednesday, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm is expected to become a hurricane Tuesday.

Conditions late Monday afternoon led the center to believe the storm will be less powerful than previously predicted but still likely to gain hurricane strength, forecaster Todd Kimberlain said.

The hurricane warnings extend from Baffin Bay, Texas, south across the mouth of the Rio Grande to La Cruz, Mexico.

The tropical storm's center wasn't expected to approach the area of the oil spill off Louisiana's coast, said Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center. But Alex's outer wind field could push oil from the spill farther inland and hinder operations in the area, Stewart said early Monday.

--Associated Press

 

 
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Oh my. Isn't this quite interesting..
NOW, they're telling us that oil 'does' have toxic fumes, etc.
Cut back to 1991 in Operation Desert Storm - when we inhaled the fumes from gushing oil wells, burning oil wells, sand storms, and other crap there.
They told us then that it "is only in your head" and you have no medically-documented problems, other than STRESS.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. What changed in 19 years??????
SGT T, US Army, RET

tank you very much.


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