Here is how local officials prioritize who gets their power restored after storm
HOUSTON – With winter storm conditions in the forecast, there’s a chance the power could go out. So who gets their service restored first? “Our crews really work to restore first the facilities that are key to the health and welfare of the community,” said CenterPoint spokesperson Olivia Koch. Then, the team works to fix lines that would affect a large number of customers. Finally, crews would work to repair service drops and underground lines linked to individual homes, according to CenterPoint’s website.
HEB prepares for an influx of people getting food, supplies to ride out the storm
HOUSTON – With the extended freeze expected next week, many are turning to grocery stores to get last-minute supplies and food to ride out the storm. Stores like the HEB in Montrose have been packed. “There’s a lot of energy in the store,” said HEB store leader Jeff Ditges. “Tons of people coming in and out.”“Yesterday we shipped more cases out of our warehouses than any other day in HEB history bigger than Thanksgiving, bigger than Christmas,” McClelland said. There’s a relationship between bad weather and people wanting us to deliver to them not wanting to get out of the car.