High winds knocked out power for thousands of Houston residents. 


Houston's latest cold front came with a little more force than expected.
As previously reported, the severe weather threat Wednesday led to strong winds and gusts. Houston meteorologist Tim Pandajis reported heavy wind gusts of 61 mph hit Houston, along with a wind advisory for most of the day. 

The powerful winds Thursday led to power outages throughout the city, leaving nearly 130,000 CenterPoint Energy residents without power.

CenterPoint Energy released a statement about the outages. 

“CenterPoint Energy continuously monitors weather conditions. Safety is our highest priority, and we are committed to the safe and reliable operation of our infrastructure. The company has robust plans in place designed to keep customers, employees, and infrastructure safe during severe weather events."

The company later shared that crews were making repairs around the city, and by 7 p.m., the number of outages dropped significantly. By 11:00 p.m., residents without power was down to just over 23,000.

To stay updated on CenterPoint outages, visit here.

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