Storm does most damage in Grimes, Walker, Montgomery & Hardin counties

Published 10:38 am Saturday, January 11, 2020

A strong cold front moved through Southeast Texas overnight and brought damaging wind and severe thunderstorms to Entergy Texas’ service area.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, around 7,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power, down from more than 19,000 around 6 a.m. Saturday.

The hardest-hit areas are Grimes, Walker, Montgomery and Hardin Counties.

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Crews are assessing damage and restoring power as quickly as is safely possible.

Entergy has brought in additional crews to assist in restoration work.

“We know how vital electricity is for our customers,” said Stuart Barrett, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas, Inc. “We have made good progress following last night’s storms and continue to work to respond to a number of outages across the region.”

Customers are urged to use precaution and stay away from downed power lines, and any debris that may be around it as the line may still be energized.

Customers should contact Entergy immediately by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE to report downed lines. For more emergency tips, visit the Entergy Storm Center.

As Entergy completes its assessment and continues restoration, there are ways to stay informed using the following channels:

Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 27 counties.