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Weather forecasters in the US have warned that a tropical storm could gain near-hurricane strength winds before reaching Texas or Louisiana.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Edouard was crossing the Gulf of Mexico and could make landfall by Tuesday morning.
The governor of Louisiana declared a state of emergency as winds reached sustained speeds of 45mph (75 km/h).
Oil workers have left some offshore rigs but no damage has been reported.
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