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BLOG: About 33,000 customers still without power as more storms expected in Houston area

HOUSTON – A round of severe thunderstorms moved through the Houston area Wednesday, causing damage and power outages across the region. More storms are possible Thursday afternoon.

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As severe weather moves through the Houston area, follow our coverage in our live blog below:

5:30 a.m. -- About 33,000 customers still without power

About 33,000 CenterPoint Energy customers are still without power Thursday after storms roared through the region. The bulk of those outages were being reported across the eastern part of the company’s service area. You can see the latest power outages here.

More storms are expected Thursday afternoon, but they will likely be more isolated than the storms the region experienced Wednesday.

10:48 p.m. -- Nearly 120K customers without power

As of 10:46 p.m., 119,382 customers of CenterPoint Energy remain without power after severe weather downed trees and powerlines Wednesday evening.

“Customers don’t need to call to report a power outage,” CenterPoint officials wrote in a statement to KPRC 2. “Our technology lets us know where there are outages.”

The company did ask customers to be safe if they saw a downed power line or pole on fire. They asked people to stay at least 10 feet away and call 713-207-2222.

You can check CenterPoint Energy’s outage map here.

10:32 p.m. -- Carports in Pasadena crumple under wind, hail and rain

7:20 p.m. -- Roof ripped off Pasadena carport in severe weather

KPRC 2′s Michael Lopardi is seeing significant damage to the tin roofs of carports outside homes in Pasadena along Thomas Avenue Wednesday evening.

STORM DAMAGE: KPRC2 Michael Lopardi is on Thomas Avenue in Pasadena. Latest alerts here: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2020/05/17/warm-sunday-with-hot-week-ahead/

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

7:17 p.m. -- Nearly 230K remain without power after severe thunderstorms batter Houston area

As of 7:17 p.m., CenterPoint Energy reports that 223,435 customers remain without power, hours after severe thunderstorms moved through the area.

On Twitter, the company said the damage from the storms had “significantly impacted” its electric service area. The company also said it disabled the estimated retore times for outages in different areas.

You can check CenterPoint Energy’s outage map here.

7 p.m. -- Crews work to clear tree that fell on powerline in Katy

5:40 p.m. Tree down on Smith Street in downtown

5:30 p.m. -- System could be offshore by 7 p.m.

5:24 p.m. -- Nearly 300K customers without power, CenterPoint Energy reports

The number of customers without power has swelled to 295,925, as of 5:17 p.m., according to the CenterPoint Energy Outage map. You can track outages here.

4:55 p.m. -- 182,519 customers without power, CenterPoint Energy reports

As of 4:55 p.m., CenterPoint Energy is reporting that 182,519 customers are without power. CenterPoint says the most customers are affected in the Greenspoint and Northern service areas. Earlier, there were multiple reports of power lines down in the Katy area. If you see a downed powerline, you’re asked to steer clear and be safe. You can check the CenterPoint Outage map here.

4:45 p.m. -- Incredible videos on social media show wind, rain battering area

4:37 p.m. -- All of Houston area under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30 p.m.

4:33 p.m. -- Truck trailer knocked over in Webster

It appears a truck trailer was knocked over on Eastfield Drive in Webster, according to a tweet by a National Weather Service meteorologist in Houston.

According to the tweet, the trailer was not attached to a truck when it got knocked over.

4:28 p.m. -- Reports of multiple power lines down in Katy

Reports are coming in that there are reports of multiple power lines down in the Katy area, specifically in the area of Danover Street and I-10, Meadowlark and Katy Fort Bend Road. As a result of the downed powerlines, there are also reports of outages.

4:15 p.m. -- Reports of trees down in The Woodlands area

The National Weather Service said there are reports of downed trees in The Woodlands area, about two miles south of Oak Ridge North.

4:12 p.m. -- Threat of quarter-sized hail, 60mph winds

4:03 p.m. -- Line of strong storms approaching Houston

Ian Shelton, a storm chaser, posted this photo on Twitter of a strong line of thunderstorms approaching Houston.

4:03 p.m. -- Severe thunderstorms, hail and wind damage


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