Thousands of homes remain without power in Texas

Thousands of homes remain without power in Texas following the passage of Hurricane Beryl on the U.S. coast this July 8.

Meanwhile, the tornado threat will be greatest “in a southwest to northeast corridor parallel to the Ohio River from this afternoon through tonight,” the center warns.

The highest threat area includes Louisville, Evansville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Beryl has already been a major tornado producer, generating more than a dozen tornadoes Monday across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and leading the National Weather Service in Shreveport to issue 67 tornado warnings, the most they have ever issued in a single day.

Restoring power to millions of Texans battered by the deadly and destructive storm Beryl could take days or even weeks, posing a dangerous scenario for residents who will be without air conditioning as sweltering heat sets in across the state.


Beryl hit South Texas Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, knocking out power to more than 2.5 million homes and killing at least eight people in Texas and Louisiana.

Thousands of homes are still without power in Texas and they estimate that it may take days to restore service to a significant portion.

Thousands of homes without power in Texas

Storm Beryl unleashed torrential rains and winds that turned roads into raging rivers, destroyed power lines and dumped trees on homes, roads and cars.

As it moves into the Midwest on Tuesday, it threatens to unleash more flooding and tornadoes along its path.

Thousands of homes remain without power in Texas as authorities move forward with restoration work.

In southeast Texas, including the Houston area, difficult recovery and cleanup efforts are underway.

And now they must contend with the extreme heat warning that will hit the region Tuesday and Wednesday, creating hazardous conditions for those working outdoors or without adequate cooling.

A heat advisory is in effect Tuesday for Southeast Texas, where heat indexes – a measure of how the body feels under heat and humidity – could reach 40 degrees Celsius while high temperatures are forecast in the upper 32s across the region.

Restoring power to the hardest-hit communities will take several days, according to Thomas Gleeson, chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

And in the coastal city of Galveston, city officials estimated it could take up to two weeks, adding to the thousands of homes still without power in Texas.

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