Storm Nicholas destroys power over 400,000 customers in Texas

A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico on September 12, 2021. NOAA / Document via REUTERS / Archive Photo

September 14 (Reuters) – Texas CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP.N) said on Tuesday that nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in the Houston area had no electricity while Tropical Storm Nicholas soaked the city.

This represents approximately 83% of CenterPoint’s advanced customers in the Houston area.

So far, other state utilities have reported small outages.

Separately, the South Texas nuclear power plant, located off the coast of Texas about 90 miles south of Houston, continued to operate at full power Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Report by Scott DiSavino, edited by Louise Heavens

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