Hurricane season begins next week and the government’s top weather agency is predicting it may be the most intense since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting 14 to 23 named storms, with 8 to 14 developing into hurricanes, nearly matching 2005's record of 15.
"If we have a severe storm come into the Gulf, my biggest concern is storm surge. Pushing oil up on land even further, up on beach areas in Mississippi, possibly Alabama," said Aaron Studwell, senior meteorologist for First Insight Trading in Houston.
Studwell joins us to give insight on what these predictions could mean for BP’s efforts to plug that oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.