Published: Jun 28, 2010 11:46 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2010 8:46 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla.-WINK News is granted a rare opportunity. An inside look into Governor Charlie Crist's "war room" as he prepares the statewide response for the oil spill.

Much of the meeting centered around how a hurricane might affect the crisis. Melissa Yeager reports live for WINK News Now this Morning.

Meantime, the admiral in charge of the spill response was headed back to the Gulf Coast a day after Mississippi's governor said he would press BP and the federal government for more help because oil started washing up on the shoreline of his state.

A tropical storm farther south in the Gulf threatened to push oil from the spill farther inland.

Tropical Storm Alex's center wasn't expected to approach the area of the oil spill off Louisiana's coast, said Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. But Alex's outer wind field could push oil from the spill farther inland and hinder operations in the area, Stewart said early Monday.

Forecasters also said Alex could become a hurricane later Monday or Tuesday.