Hurricane Laura continued to build intensity as it approached the Texas-Lousiana border. Gov. Greg Abbott has warned that residents should prepare for a strong storm.
Hurricane Laura could make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, which it was upgraded to on Wednesday afternoon. Abbott said Laura might be similar to past storms such as Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Rita, but is not likely to be a replication of Hurricane Harvey.
Here's a look at how Laura might impact different parts of the state, and the latest information for those areas.