Tropical Storm May Delay Drilling Efforts

Still reeling from the massive oil spill, the approaching storm is insult to injury.

The first bands of the Gulf storm are hitting New Orleans.

From Intracoastal City, Louisiana.. to Destin, Florida residents are under a tropical storm warning.

The system is a tropical depression and is expected reach land Wedensday night or Thursday morning.

Crews working off the coast of Louisiana to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well have already suspended drilling on the relief well.

But with the well already sealed from the top, more oil should not leak during this patch of rough weather.

Even a small storm means more headaches for Gulf Coast residents who’ve spent the summer fighting off the oil.

At the Corner Oyster House in the heart of the French Quarter customers ducking in from the rain are finding Oregon oysters on the menu.

The staff is eager for hurricane season to be over and for the oil to be cleaned-up.

Closer to Louisiana’s marshes.. homeowners already extremely vulnerable to any storm surge.. now worry about crude in their backyards.

But high winds and waves aren’t necessarily all bad. Storms can help break-up the oil faster than calm seas.

Tyson Foods says it's teaming with music legen Neil Young in an effort to relieve hunger along the Gulf Coast.

Tyson Foods will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products in conjunction with special concerts Younghas planned in late September in Mobile, Panama City, Pensacola, and Biloxi.

The food will be distributed to the Bay-area Food Bank.


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