Tropical Depression Three Could Effect Clean Up and Containment Efforts
Tropical Depression Three over the Bahamas; Air Force Reconnaissance on its way to investigate further. Forecasters expect system to cross southern Florida, heading into the Gulf of Mexico with a good possibility of becoming Tropical Storm Bonnie. Tropical Storm watches issued for Bahamas and Southern Florida.
WPMI Channel 15 reports:
Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico are prepared to evacuate if necessary.
Technicians trying to plug BP’s well have been told to stand down because they need several days to clear the area.
FROM National Hurricane Center:
summary of 1100 am EDT…1500 UTC…information
about 265 mi…425 km se of Nassau
about 405 mi…655 km ESE of Key Largo Florida
maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/hr
present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/hr
minimum central pressure…1008 mb…29.77 inches