Factbox-Over 268,000 still without power in Texas, other states By Reuters

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(Reuters) – More than 268,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas were still without power on late Thursday after storms battered the region earlier in the week, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us.

That is down from a peak of over 939,000 outages in several states from Texas to Kentucky on Tuesday.

Tornado-spawning thunderstorms that swept the Southern Plains and the Ozark Mountains killed at least 21 across four U.S. states over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Texas power company Oncor, a unit of California-based Sempra Energy (NYSE:), had the most outages with over 135,000 customers without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to PowerOutage.us.

Oncor said it had already restored power to over 500,000 customers. However, it added that heavy rain, thunder, lightning and flooding are impacting several of the communities where its teams are working to restore power.

Major outages by state:

State Outages

229,817

Texas

26,687

Louisiana

12,311

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A CenterPoint Energy crew member works to repair damaged lines as residents remained without power after a severe storm caused widespread damage in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 18, 2024.   REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal/File Photo

Arkansas

Total Out 268,815





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