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More power outages coming to Houston during winter storm

There’s a winter storm blasting Houston and lots of residents are coping with the freezing temperatures with out power at their properties.

HOUSTON — Some individuals have gotten their power again and others are nonetheless ready as the whole state of Texas is experiencing an unprecedented power shortage due to a extreme winter storm.

Early Monday, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), the company that oversees the state’s electrical grid, declared the state of Texas on the highest power emergency stage due to decrease power provide and excessive demand due to extraordinarily low temperatures during the winter storm.

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On Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint said more power outages were possible as a result of ERCOT directed them to cut back the electrical system load.

“Customers should make preparations now for possible additional outages,” the company mentioned in a tweet.

When is the power coming again on?

There are nonetheless greater than one million individuals with out power within the Houston space. Everyone needs to know when it is going to be again on.

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Even although a number of the ice and snow is melting, Kenneth Mercado, VP for CenterPoint Electric Utilities says it simply received’t be sufficient to get everybody their power again immediately, tonight or probably even tomorrow.

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The excellent news — CenterPoint acquired power again on for lots of people at round 4 a.m. Tuesday. We’re informed they targeted on neighborhoods that lost power first. The dangerous information is – CenterPoint has to shut different individuals’s power off to stability the grid.

Those rotating outages will proceed via Tuesday evening.

Here’s what Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo mentioned on Tuesday:

Watch out for CenterPoint imposters

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo mentioned there have been experiences of individuals dressing up like CenterPoint workers to achieve entry to properties. Remember, the outages in Houston due to the extreme climate don’t require CenterPoint staff to enter residences.

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