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Storms were today threatening to disrupt efforts to deal with the Gulf oil spill, just as positive signs emerged that the cap on the damaged well is working.
Waves of tropical bad weather are building up in the Caribbean and out over the Atlantic, one of which could become a violent storm by the weekend, meteorologists said. A storm in the Gulf of Mexico could massively disrupt the effort to clean up the oil spill and permanently stop the flow of more oil.
"Later on this week we may have some problems with a tropical wave ... we certainly are going to keep a very close eye on this system," said Dan Kottlowski, a hurricane expert at a weather monitoring website, Accuweather.
Bad weather has already disrupted the operation to deal with the Gulf spill several times during the months-long attempts to kill the deep sea oil well.
Tropical storms can damage oil collecting booms, force skimming boats to give up collecting oil from the surface, and hamper the work of vessels seeking to operate the well cap.
Originally posted by lasertaglover
reply to post by JanusFIN
And because I think this is so important to everyone related to the Gulf, I will go ahead and Flag ya in the hope of getting this out more.
All eyes need to be on these tropical systems.