Hurricane Beryl Leaves Texas in Darkness Amidst Sweltering Heat

Hurricane Beryl Leaves Texas in Darkness Amidst Sweltering Heat

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Updated 7 days ago

Power Outages and Recovery Efforts

Over 2 million homes and businesses in faced power outages after 's impact, with aiming to restore services to 1 million customers by Wednesday night.

CenterPoint Energy, the major utility in the area, has restored power to more than 850,000 customers, deploying a color-coded restoration tracker to show progress.

Immediate and Long-Term Impacts

The outages, worsened by a heatwave, have led to at least 10 deaths from various causes including carbon monoxide poisoning, prompting health and safety concerns for vulnerable populations.

approved a federal emergency disaster declaration to aid in recovery efforts, while officials and residents express frustration over the slow restoration and the city's preparedness for such storms.
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