Randy Economy Investigative Journalist, Political Adbviser

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


By Randy Economy
June 30, 2010
12:57 a.m. PST

Off Texas:

Here comes the first hurricane for 2010, and Alex seems to be gaining speed and anger by the hour.

Hurricane Alex was official won the title of "First Hurricane for 2010" as of 8  pm PST on Tuesday.

As of this 1 a.m. PST posting, good ol' Alex was 255 miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas with top winds of 80 mph.  It is now a Category 1 Hurricane and could reach a Category 2 according to most weather divas.

Hurricane warnings are now in effect from Baffin Bay, Texas south to La Cruz, Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect north of the hurricane warning from Baffin Bay to Port O'Connor and south of the hurricane warning from La Cruz to Cabo Rojo.

Get ready for tons of rain from this Alex dude.  He could dump as much as 2 FEET of water in some flood prone areas.

For you "Cane trivia junkies, Alex is the first Atlantic Basin hurricane during the month of June in over 15 years, since 1995's Hurricane Allison.  Since today is the last day of June, today history could be made if an when Alex hits the US mainland.

BTW.  I leave for Kingston, Jamaica in 10 days to start work documenting the life of Catholic Msgr. Gregory Ramkissoon. So far, no other hurricanes appear to be brewing in the Atlantic basin.

Much of the Gulf of Mexico is being evacuated today for Alex and his arrival on shore. So, this will effect the oil clean up areas along the Mississippi and Louisiana and Florida coast lines.  The outer bands of Alex could cause havoc in this entire area.

Stay tuned, and be careful!

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