A strong storm system producing high winds and hail knocked out power to 309,377 customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Louisiana Tuesday evening into Wednesday, April 27.
Wind gusts of 90 miles-per-hour (mph) were reported. As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 56,572 customers remained without power, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).
CenterPoint Energy, the hardest hit utility with 125,000 customer outages, said crews were removing debris and trees off power lines to make repairs. The utility expected to have the majority of customers restored by the night of April 27.
Entergy (NYSE:ETR) which reported 37,902 customer outages said all available crews were actively working to restore power.