Tropical Storm ‘Bonnie’ Gathers Pace, Moves Towards Gulf Of Mexico

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
stormNassau, Bonnie, July 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tropical storm Bonnie gained momentum along central Bahamas on Thursday night and took a path that threatened to proceed towards the Gulf of Mexico. The course that the storm has been undertaking is being perceived as a cause of concern as BP tries its best to plug the ruptured oil well along the gulf. As the Tropical Storm Bonnie gradually gathers velocity, it has been reported that the United States government has asked that the ships at the site of the oil spill to evacuate the zone immediately.

With rain and lightening creating a havoc along the low-lying Caicos Islands and Turks as well as the Bahamas, the United States National Hurricane Center has predicted that the Tropical Storm Bonnie would reach the Gulf of Mexico sometime around Saturday. The forecasters of the U.S. agency have further stated that the storm might gain massive strength in the next 48 hours as it proceeds towards the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Stephen Russell who is associated with the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency has revealed to the media that as of now any reports about any loss of life or damage along the southeastern and central Bahamas region which has already experienced the storm has not been forthcoming. However, the officials warned that people in Bahamas should continue to remain vigilant to avoid any untoward incident until the Tropical Storm Bonnie exits the region.

If the storm actually ends up reaching the oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico, it might turn out to be a major setback for BP which is attempting to plug the ruptured oil well permanently.

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