July 23rd, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Relief well on hold as Bonnie forces Gulf evacuations

As Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches the Gulf of Mexico, several response vessels at the site of BP's ruptured well are in the process of being moved out of harm's way Friday, leaving the sealed well cap unattended for about 48 hours, federal officials said.

"We're all in agreement that we need to put this equipment where it can be best maintained and safe for following use," retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday.

Allen, who is leading the federal response to the spill, is still "haunted by the specter of flying over New Orleans on the 6th of September as a federal official, looking down on New Orleans, to a parking lot of buses that were flooded and not used for evacuation because they were not moved in time," he said in reference to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    July 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 24, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |