It is one of the worst case scenarios for those responding to the Gulf oil spill disaster – a tropical storm is heading towards the Gulf of Mexico with the site of the rig digging relief well the bulls eye for this incoming storm.
Tropical storm Bonnie, the second name storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was born today.
At this stage Bonnie is the lowest on the storm scale – she is Tropical Storm strength with winds averaging 65km/h. Hurricane force is 120km/h.
However the storm is still violent enough to cause serious problems in the area.
CNN reports vessels responding to oil spill disaster, including rig digging relief well, are leaving the site as Tropical Storm Bonnie nears.