HOUSTON – As Anthony Campbell puts it: “Power runs a long way.”
Thursday night, parts of The Woodlands and Conroe, found out this truth the hard way.
”Yeah, we lost power yesterday,” said Marcelo Levan.
The loss of power the result Hurricane Laura’s powerful landfall 200 miles away in Cameron, Louisiana, two nights ago.
“Man, I was really surprised,” said Campbell in regards to the devastation in Louisiana linked to power outages in Montgomery and Galveston counties.
Here is the connection
Entergy Texas, a company with deep ties to Louisiana, has a small presence on Texas’ east side through its provider, MISO. Officials said, with several key lines damaged, MISO had to maintain a level of 60 HZ to ensure the entire grid would not fail.
In order to avoid losing the whole grid for the region, they redirected power away, which produced the blackouts in Texas.