Sally Expected to Make Landfall Along Gulf Coast as Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Sally, the earliest S-named storm on record in the Atlantic, is expected to slow down over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday evening before strengthening into a hurricane Tuesday with life-threatening storm surge along the Gulf Coast, including metropolitan New Orleans.

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Oil Spill Containment

Marine contractor Couvillion is entitled to immunity in a suit brought against it by Taylor Energy, which asked a federal court in Louisiana to declare that the contractor did not have the authority to assist in the containment of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Taylor Energy now exists only to address the spill at its MC-20 platform, which collapsed during Hurricane Ivan.

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