HOUSTON – State-mandated blackouts left over 2 million Texans without power during the coldest weather the state has seen in decades. More than half of those homes left in the dark and cold were in the Houston area.
The situation has improved overnight, but according to ERCOT, rotating outages could continue as more people continue to come back online Thursday.
Here is how to track power outages across Southeast Texas.
- CenterPoint Energy services most of the Houston area and Southeast Texas. Click here to view the company’s outage tracker. You can report outages by calling 713-207-2222.
- Entergy services parts of Southeast Texas north and east of Houston. Click here to view the company’s outage tracker. You can report outages by calling 800-968-8243.
- TNMP services an area from near Manvel to Texas City and from Sweeny to Holiday Lakes. Click here to view the company’s outage tracker. You can report outages by calling 888-866-7456.
Here are the latest updates about the power outages.
8:50 a.m. -- Nearly all CenterPoint Energy Customers with power, utilities company says
At the peak of the power outage emergency, approximately 1.4 million total CenterPoint Energy customers were impacted. As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, approximately 1.39 million customers have had their power restored, the utilities company reported. Some 7,000 customers remain without power.
“CenterPoint Energy’s customer outage numbers will continue to stabilize as the company works diligently and focuses on the remaining isolated outages, which in some cases can be attributed to damaged equipment from the severe winter weather event,” the utilities company said in a statement released Friday morning. “The majority of these outages are expected to be restored by the end of the day. In other instances, outages may be attributed to routine service issues that occur on CenterPoint Energy’s system. The company will also be focused on addressing these outages as safely and quickly as possible.”