BP Oil Spill Cleanup on Hold as Hurricane Alex Hits Mexico and South Texas

The first Atlantic hurricane of the season has made landfall in northeastern Mexico. Hurricane Alex, a Category 2 storm in the Gulf of Mexico, has churned up winds of nearly 105 mph (155 kph). The National Hurricane Center says it made landfall about 10 p.m. ET Wednesday at Soto La Marina along the coast. More than 500 miles from Alex's eye, the anger of the storm came crashing into the Louisiana coast earlier in the day. Seas were even wilder than Tuesday, crippling efforts to clean up the...Full Story
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