June 26th, 2010
06:42 AM ET

Tropical storm forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. ET  upgraded Tropical Depression One to Tropical Storm Alex.

The storm was 220 miles east of Belize, moving west-northwest toward Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

If the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico, it could seriously hamper efforts to collect oil spilling from BP's damaged Deepwater Horizon rig.


Filed under: Gulf Coast Oil Spill • Weather
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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    the hurricanes are coming soon in the Gulf and, when they'll come, the (already bad) "contaninement cap" must be unplugged from the wellhead since the ship that collects the oil can remain there with an hurricane, so, the oil will flow from the well at 100,000 barrels per day
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    WHAT are they waiting to listen those who have the RIGHT IDEAS AND SOLUTION to STOP the oil spill QUICKLY to SAVE the sea and shores nature and wildlife BEFORE they'll be submerged by over 250,000,000 more gallons of oil, in the next TWO months (if lucky) ???????????
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    http://bit.ly/c8y9GX
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    June 26, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      "BP Spill Ops To Evacuate 5 Days Before Storm-Force Winds"

      5 days to unplug the containment cap and evacuate the storm site, a couple of day for the storm, another couple of days to come back on site and one day to replug the containment cap = 1,000,000 more barrels of oil freely spilled in the ocean... and this is only the FIRST storm, and not the worst...
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      June 26, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com This events is becoming more frequent due the global warming and many people losing your lives and home.

    June 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maidannie

    My son works in Destin, Florida.No oil has reach the shore yet. They have ships lined up off shore to skim and stop
    it before it gets to shore. I pray no hurricane comes. The people are working hard everyday to save the beaches. And
    the wild life. God bless them all.

    June 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • KS

      According to this video, oil has, indeed, reached the beach at Destin

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FbuAbFN1jk&w=640&h=360]

      June 27, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    Every sane person knows all crude Oil Ocean wells pollute the Ocean in some degree and it is inevitable that a blown Oil well is going to gush enormous amounts of Crude Oil into the Ocean with the possibility increasing directly with the numbers of Ocean crude Oil wells. Ethanol has not fouled the Oceans, poisoned the water table, killed all the sea-life, mammals, birds and those that consume them. Louisiana should be actively encouraged to plant thousands of acres of Sugar Cane, erect several new commercial Ethanol plants and ween themselves of the utterly corrupt Republican politicians that have wrecked their economy, destroyed their commercial fishery's and destroyed the once beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

    June 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |