Hurricane Alex

MEXICO CITY - The death toll in Mexico from flooding caused by former Hurricane Alex has risen to six, authorities said Friday.

GULF SHORES, Ala. - BP says it has some oil skimmers back out on the seas off the coasts of Alabama and Louisiana after rough conditions churned up by Hurricane Alex kept them ashore.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - Some inventors came with cotton fiber rolls, others with oil-clumping polymer mixes and one brought a specially designed rake.

NEW ORLEANS - Many fishing boats signed up to skim oil sit idle in marinas.

MATAMOROS, Mexico - The sprawling remains of Hurricane Alex drenched much of northern Mexico on Thursday, paralyzing the major city of Monterrey.
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