Tropical Storm Beta, More than 10 million people under storm warnings.
Official landfall is forecast to be very late Monday or early Tuesday, but Texans should prepare for tropical storm conditions late Sunday through early Monday.
Already, Beta is bringing tropical storm conditions to parts of the southwestern Louisiana coast.
A storm surge warning is also in effect from Port Aransas, Texas, to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, where 2 to 4 feet of storm surge is possible.
“Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions,” according to the National Hurricane Center.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards urged residents to get ready for the storm.
“Prepare for heavy rainfall and the threat of storm surge and flooding in certain regions of the state due to Tropical Storm Beta,” Edwards said in a series of tweets
The Texas State Operations Center has been activated to Level II, or Escalated Response Conditions, and Gov. Greg Abbott warned residents to heed the advice of local officials.