We're keeping our eye on a weather system that could spell trouble for the Gulf and oil spill cleanup efforts. A tropical depression has formed in the Caribbean. Forecasters are tracking various models of the storm that show it could move into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. The fear is it will become Tropical Storm Alex or worse - Hurricane Alex - the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. We'll have the latest on the track of the storm tonight on 360°.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is worried that the federal government is not prepared to deal with a tropical storm in the oil area. Nelson is demanding to know that plans are in place to deal with the possibility of a major storm hitting the area. Nelson wrote a letter to National Incident Commander Adm. Thad Allen.
"I was told that if a hurricane or major storm passes over the Deepwater Horizon, efforts to capture oil at the site would be shut down for perhaps a week or more," Nelson wrote.
This means oil would gush freely into the Gulf until crews could return. You'll hear from Sen. Nelson tonight on the program.
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