"Hurricane Alex Makes Landfall Along Mexican Coast"

Hurricane Alex made landfall in northeastern Mexico about 10 pm EDT Wednesday night. The storm is far from the Gulf oil spill, but cleanup vessels were sidelined by the hurricane's ripple effects. Six-foot waves churned up by the hurricane splattered beaches in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida with oil and tar balls.

The Associated Press had the story July 1, 2010, with contributions by Paul J. Weber, Mary Foster and Tom Breen.

Source: AP, 07/01/2010