Tropical Storm Alex is not going away. In fact, the storm is gaining strength and will likely be Hurricane Alex sometime on Tuesday. Right now Alex is over the Gulf gaining strength.
The National Weather Service predicts that the storm will hit southeast Texas and northeast Mexico. It is expected to make landfall either on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning as a category 3 hurricane.
There is a hurricane watch in effect for the region. In general, a hurricane watch is issued 48 hours before anticipated landfall. Alex has wrecked havoc already killing at least 4 people as it passed over Central America.
Thankfully Hurricane Alex is not expected to hit the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil slick will likely still be affected. In fact, the storm will likely push oil further inland. In addition to that, oil workers may be evacuated in some areas, and BP has also said that Alex will delay them a week.
Thankfully it wonâ€™t actually hit the oil spill. However, it is only â€˜A,â€™ so who knows what will happen the rest of the season? Hopefully nothing will hit the oil spill. That seems unlikely though.
Source: Long Island Press
Copyright: Kate James June 2010