September 26, 2021

More than 70,000 still without electricity as CenterPoint works to restore power after storm

More than 70,000 still without electricity as CenterPoint works to restore power after storm


10:20 a.m.: The number of CenterPoint customers without electricity in greater Houston has decreased to 75,278. 

CenterPoint said it expects to have the majority of the remaining customer outages restored by the end of the day, while isolated outages should be addressed by the end of this week. 

“We have made excellent progress so far safely restoring service to our customers who were impacted by Hurricane Nicholas, and our crews continue to work diligently and around-the-clock to address all remaining outages as safely and quickly as possible,” said Kenny Mercado, EVP, Electric Utility, CenterPoint Energy. “We appreciate our customers’ continued patience and understanding as we work to address the more challenging outage issues caused by the storm’s extensive damage to some parts of our system.”   

8:30 a.m.: About 83,462 CenterPoint Energy customers were still without electricity on Wednesday morning.

Officials tweeted Tuesday that crews will continue working around the clock until more power is restored to those who lost it during Hurricane Nicholas. 

CenterPoint Energy, the Houston utility that delivers electricity to more than a million customers locally, on Tuesday at 4:16 p.m. said it had restored power to nearly 300,000 electric customers, reducing outages from more than 460,000 at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

TEXAS POWER OUTAGE TRACKER: Interact with the map for real-time power outage updates



Click Here To Read Original Story