Hurricane Alex

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Hurricane Alex Slams Mexico

Storm spawns Texas tornadoes

(Newser) - Hurricane Alex has hit northeastern Mexico, walloping the nation's Gulf coast with winds up to 100 miles per hour and spawning tornadoes in Texas. Thousands of people have been evacuated on both sides of the border, AP reports. The storm is weakening as it moves inland, but authorities warn that... More »

Hurricane Halts Gulf Cleanup

15 foot waves fouling beaches again

(Newser) - The first hurricane of the season has put the brakes on the oil clean-up operation around the Gulf of Mexico. Oil-skimming ships have returned to port, and dispersant flights and controlled burns have been halted, the BBC reports. BP, however, says major efforts to contain oil from the Gulf spill... More »

Hurricane Season Looms Over Gulf Cleanup

Strong storms predicted, could enormously disrupt effort

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Alex looks to be steering clear of the Gulf oil spill, barring any last-minute turns, but he brings the shadow of a hurricane season predicted to be busy and violent to bear over the ongoing cleanup operation. A major storm would mean the evacuation of 39,000 people... More »

Look for Stormy Weather

Despite slow start, hurricane season expected to be busy

(Newser) - Heavy storms are on the way, weather forecasters warn, despite a typically quiet beginning to the hurricane season. In fact, the government's top forecasting agency predicts an above-average number of storms this year—13 to 17, with 3 to 5 becoming intense hurricanes, Reuters reports. More »

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