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(Houston)–As Tropical Storm Karen continues to grow in the Gulf, Galveston’s Scholes [SKOALS] Field is preparing for the possibility of oil rig evacuations.  Airport Director Hud Hopkins.


Hopkins says the airport gets regular updates and bulletins from the Galveston Office of Emergency Management any time a depression forms in the Gulf.



Life on an oil or gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico is dangerous enough when the waters are calm and the sky is clear.  But what’s it like when a storm like Karen approaches?



As Karen Threatens, Gulf Oil Rigs Stay Alert  was originally published on