In today's Pensacola News Journal, that prospect is just the latest cause for concern for local residents.
Florida Department of Emergency Management meteorologist Amy Godsey said rough waves churned by the storm will disrupt efforts to corral and burn surface oil and will likely push more oil and tar onto Panhandle beaches throughout the week.
As the following computer model of wave energy shows, though Alex is not expected to take a path that would put it over BP's churning Deepwater Horizon well, its effects on Gulf Coast beaches from Louisiana to Florida could still be profound.
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