Alex sends oil onto Gulf roads, beaches, MSNBC, June 30, 2010:
High tides and rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf coast beaches and even roads Wednesday as most cleanup efforts were sidelined by the far-away storm's ripple effects.
The hurricane was churning coastal waters across the oil-affected region on the Gulf of Mexico. Waves as high as 7 feet and winds over 25 mph were forecast through Thursday just offshore from the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana to northwestern Florida. ...
The loss of skimmers, combined with gusts driving water into the coast, left beaches especially vulnerable.