Houston: Storm Leaves More Than 100,000 Without Electricity

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 17, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A storm that moved through Houston on August 16 left more than 100,000 without electricity.

The storm moved through in the mid-afternoon and left streets soaked and tens of thousands in homes without power. 

103,000 households were left without power, reported CenterPoint Energy. Several hours later, around 9 p.m. MDT, the utility provider said that number was down but still above 60,000. “Crews will work throughout the night to restore power,” it said. 

The National Weather Service said that it received reports of wind gusts near 70 miles per hour in Pearland. 

Flooding happened at a range of area including in The Woodlands Mall and on at least one street in Houston.

All flights were grounded at Bush Intercontinental Airport, reported KTRK. Gusts of wind up to 60 miles per hour and golf ball sized hail were reported in the area, and more than 200 lightning strikes per minute were counted in a 10-minute period.

 

 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.