"Tropical Depression in Gulf of Mexico Strengthens, Closes Ports"

"A tropical depression in the southern Gulf of Mexico is strengthening, prompting the closure of two top oil export terminals, and could unleash life-threatening flooding, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday."

"The depression, called Ten, was expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours into a tropical storm, the center said.

[Mexico's] two biggest oil export terminals, Dos Bocas and Cayo Arcas, were closed, the government said, although the port of Coatzacoalcos remained open."

NR Sethuraman and David Alire Garcia report for Reuters September 13, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic" (AP)

"As Gabrielle Weakens, Tropical Storm Ingrid Could Soon Brush Mexico" (Baltimore Sun)

Friday, September 13, 2013