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.
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.
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.
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.
Worst of the weather is moving toward the coast but there is a lone storm moving across Fort Bend and Wharton counties. Watch for hail and high winds. #kprc2 #hounews #houwx pic.twitter.com/vmKJUZODtP— KPRC 2 WEATHER (@KPRC2WEATHER) May 27, 2020
5:30pm Storm Update: Heavy rain line continues to pound towards the coast at 30 mph. Messy to flooded roads especially in SE Harris Co. Line should be offshore by 7pm @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/Vvzqp3T16o— Justin Stapleton (@KPRC2Justin) May 27, 2020
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.
Numerous signal outages around the county. If you or someone in your household must go out right now, remember to approach intersections slowly and treat dark intersections as a 4-way stop. #HouTraffic pic.twitter.com/BfdwErMjvh— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) May 27, 2020
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.
All of the Houston metro area is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30 p.m. Incredible winds with these storms and some hail. Stay indoors and away from windows until the storm passes. https://t.co/MKXqo4FjFp #kprc2 #hounews #houwx— KPRC 2 WEATHER (@KPRC2WEATHER) May 27, 2020
These storms are producing widespread wind damage across the area. Seek shelter NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows!— Houston OEM (@HoustonOEM) May 27, 2020
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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
NEW from @NWSHouston | A ⚠️SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING⚠️ has been issued for northeastern Harris County until 4:30 PM.— Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (@ReadyHarris) May 27, 2020
⚠️ Quarter size hail
⚠️ 60 mph wind gusts
Hail damage is expected. Details here https://t.co/W7oqCXzWil#HouWX #SevereWX #HouNews pic.twitter.com/SnGhUojSjF
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.