June 24 - A strengthening tropical storm in the Gulf Coast prompts storm warnings and evacuations for coastal areas from Louisiana to Florida. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Tropical storm Debby reaches the U.S. Gulf Coast Sunday.
In Florida, waves crash into the seawall sending water on to roads.
Debby has already disrupted about 8 percent of Gulf offshore oil and natural gas production as energy companies evacuated workers in the path of the storm.
Debby is the the first named storm of 2012 to enter the Gulf of Mexico. It is centered about 190 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving slowly northeast.
The National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday night.
Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters
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