Hurricane Alex, the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2010 season, was bearing down on Mexico and the southern Texas coastline, far from the spill but generating waves big enough to hamper the cleanup effort 500 miles away.
Oil cleanup workers were evacuated from the beach in Port Fourchon, La., on Tuesday because of high winds and lightning. Dozens of vessels used for skimming and supplies were halted. Rough seas make it impossible to contain oil so that skimmers can pick it up or it can be ignited. [B]Read Full Story.[/B]