Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference Friday to discuss the latest with Hurricane Harvey and emergency preparations across the state. Watch the video here.

Read related Tribune coverage:

  • As Hurricane Harvey barrels toward the Texas coast, Texans are bracing for extreme flooding and potential damage to their communities. Here's what you need to know. [Full story]

  • The evacuation ahead of Hurricane Rita in 2005 was marked by crowded roads and frustrated residents. But state officials say they're better prepared now. Read our seven-part "Road From Rita" series from 2015, done in collaboration with the Beaumont Enterprise. [Full story]

  • In March, the Tribune partnered with ProPublica to launch a multimedia project looking at the dangers for the Houston region, amid worries region is a sitting duck when the next big hurricane comes. The potential impact would be felt far beyond the region. Revisit our series here. [Full story]

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