As the heatwave continues, many are already feeling the effects of it as Centerpoint Energy attempts to restore power from a Wednesday storm.
Centerpoint Energy says it could be a while before the crews get the lights on for everyone who lost electricity earlier this week because of the bad weather.
As of Friday afternoon, Centerpoint says currently there are about 35,000 people without power.
However, there is still work to do, specifically in Spring.
Crews are still clearing debris from downed power lines and there is still extensive damage from uprooted trees.
Centerpoint says they have made significant progress in restoring power, but anticipate “restoration work expected to be substantially complete by the end of the day Sunday.”
Nearly 350 crews are working to restore service caused by Wednesday's severe weather. Significant progress continues & we expect more than 70% of those without power to be restored today. We're working to update those who may be without power past today. https://t.co/ze3nlIlGF3 pic.twitter.com/83D2jWmr9q
— CenterPoint Energy Alerts (@CNPalerts) June 23, 2023
"Thanks to our dedicated crews, we have made much progress safely restoring service to our customers. But we recognize that we still have a lot of work ahead to get the lights and, importantly, the air conditioning back on for our customers," said Lynnae Wilson, Senior Vice President, Electric Business at CenterPoint Energy. "We appreciate our customers' continued patience and understanding as we work around-the-clock to address the more challenging outage issues caused by the severe weather's extensive damage to our electrical infrastructure."