Weather Forecast Now logo
87° few clouds

Severe Weather

Storms Knock Out Power to About 1 Million People in Texas

3 weeks ago
Featured image for the article "Storms Knock Out Power to About 1 Million People in Texas"

Texas continues to be ground zero for some of the nation's worst weather closing out the month of May. Over 1 million people were left without power in the Lone Star State after another round of powerful storms slammed through the region. Here is the latest on this situation and a look back at the deadly storms of the Memorial Day weekend.

In-article image for the article "Storms Knock Out Power to About 1 Million People in Texas"

Gusty Storms Leave 1 Million Texans Without Power

A line of storms roared across Texas on Tuesday, adding to the mounting devastation that the state has seen over the last several weeks. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 1 million Texans are without power as a result of the past storms and Tuesday's additional activity.

Residents of Dallas and Fort Worth woke up to the stormy conditions Tuesday morning. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport recorded a wind gust measuring 77 mph, good enough to fall under the classification of a Category 1 hurricane. The damage was so bad that Dallas County officials were forced to issue a disaster declaration.

Local officials warned that the power outages could last for days across the metroplex. A spokesperson for Oncor, the largest utility company in the state, said that the early assessments indicate that there are a large number of downed lines that will not be a simple fix. Some of the impacted areas are in need of complete reconstruction, necessitating a longer time period to restore power.



More Weather News