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Alex bears down toward Texas

07-01-2010 10:36 BJT

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The first Atlantic hurricane of the year is heading toward a collision with the Mexican Gulf coast and South Texas.

Hurricane Alex is picking up winds of 150 kilometers per hour and whipping up high waves.

It flooded roads and forced thousands of people to evacuate from fishing villages and to change vacation plans in southeastern Texas.

Alex was far from the Gulf oil spill, but clean-up vessels were sidelined by the ripple effects.

The National Hurricane Center says Alex is the first June hurricane in the Atlantic in 55 years.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, and meteorologists predict an active season this year.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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