The storm that slammed Texas and Florida is moving west, packing winds and pounding coastal communities.
But it’s still a long way from its peak, and it’s not expected to reach Louisiana until next week.
The National Weather Service in Houston said Friday that the storm is expected to move north and hit Louisiana around the end of the week.
“We’re in the process of determining if the storm will reach Louisiana before we start the work of preparing for the impacts it will have,” the weather service said.
As of Friday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and maximum gusts of 90 mph.
The storm’s minimum sustained wind was 35 mph.