Company says gusts could trigger widespread power outages. Advisories are in effect between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
HOUSTON — Strong wind conditions Saturday could lead to widespread power outages and delays across the Houston area, according to CenterPoint Energy.
A wind advisory has been extended to 9 p.m. Saturday for Harris and Chambers County and some parts of Brazoria and Galveston County. Those other parts along with Matagorda County are under advisory until 4 a.m. Sunday morning.
CenterPoint Energy, which is the region’s leading electricity provider, says extra crews are currently on standby.
So far as of 8:25 p.m. they report 1,648 customers without power.
In the meantime, we’re keeping a close watch on the Center Point Energy outage tracker.
Residents are encouraged to secure any movable outdoor items — such as furniture, trash bins and potted plants — or bring them inside to avoid damage.
Please check back throughout the day for new updates.
Update: Wind gusts have topped the 40 mph mark in a few spots over the past 30 minutes. Power outage map still showing a few scattered outages with no major changes from earlier in the morning #khou11 #houston #weather pic.twitter.com/vLMHU8hsz1
— david paul (@DavidPaulKHOU) January 15, 2022