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Power outage in Matagorda, Texas? Contact your local utility company.
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With demand sky high for power, the price for wholesale power in Harris County jumped as high as $5,500 per megawatt-hour.
Thousands of utility customers lost power Thursday and the Texas Department of Transportation reported icy or snowy conditions throughout the state.
CenterPoint Energy prepared for possible outages due to strong winds | View outage tracker | khou.com
Company says gusts could trigger widespread power outages. Advisories are in effect between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Hurricane Nicholas brought rain and strong winds to southeast Texas, causing hundreds of thousands of customers to lose power.
9,300 customers were without power Tuesday in Bay City after Hurricane Nicholas made landfall.
More than 400,000 Harris County homes were without power on Tuesday morning. Galveston received about 14 inches of rain, and Houston saw about 6.5 inches. Wind speeds clocked around 45 to 50 mph in the area.
CenterPoint said it could take a few days for customers in the hardest-hit areas to get power. In other neighborhoods, power returned by mid-morning Tuesday.
CenterPoint is reporting hundreds of residents are left without power on Monday night as Hurricane Nicholas approached the coast.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.