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Tropical storm heads for Mexico's Yucatan, oil rigs

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 4:27am
Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Karl strengthened on Wednesday on a path that posed a risk to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and some of its oil installations in the Bay of Campeche while two hurricanes raced across the Atlantic Ocean.

Neither Hurricane Igor nor Julia posed an immediate threat to land or energy interests but Igor was expected to close in on Bermuda within three to four days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Karl, 11th named storm of the season, had winds of 63 mph/ as of 5 a.m./(0900 GMT) and was likely to get stronger before reaching land. Its center was expected to cross the Yucatan on Wednesday and re-enter the Gulf of Mexico after nightfall.

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