Tropical storm Ernesto

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Residents arrive at a shelter in Mahahual, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 as Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to slam into the Caribbean coast as a hurricane late Tuesday. The heart of the storm was expected to hit south of Cancun and the Riviera Maya and officials prepared shelters there as a precaution. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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Tropical Storm Ernesto weakened to a depression as it traveled inland from the Gulf of Mexico early on Aug. 10, but it sent wind gusts and showers across the state of Veracruz, home to some of Mexico's busiest ports and oil installations.

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