National Hurricane Center Bill Read Talks Hurricanes and Oil Spill

Posted on May 26, 2010

Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center, says the oil spill in the Gulf is unlikely to have much of an impact on hurricane formation in the Gulf of Mexico this season. He says the oil in the water will probably be dwarfed by the size of the hurricane. He does say a hurricane could move some of the oil onshore with the storm surge, but notes that there are plenty of other things to worry about with a landfalling hurricane. Take a look:

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