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Tropical Storm Bonnie bears down on Florida

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 11:27am
Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bonnie barreled toward south Florida on Friday on a track that was expected to take it over the site of BP Plc's massive oil spill in the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico by Saturday afternoon.

The fast-moving storm was due to make landfall over the northern Florida Keys by midday before cutting across the peninsula and swirling into the Gulf sometime early Friday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Two rigs that had been drilling relief wells at BP's oil leak site were preparing to move out of Bonnie's path on Friday, a spokesman for the rig operator said.

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