While many in Kingwood have electrical power, there are thousands still without it, according to CenterPoint. Humble and Atascocita seem to have fared better with CenterPoint showing pockets of loss scattered across both of those areas.

In the ZIP code of 77345, 3,727 are without power this morning. This is 45.46 percent of all customers in this area. For those in 77339, 3,627, or 23.41 percent, are still without electricity after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the community Monday, Aug. 25. In 77346, 597 are still without lights and in 77338, 948 have no power. 

CenterPoint reports that approximately 100,000 in its service area across Houston are still without power today, but 713,000 have had their electricity restored since Friday. 

They have 800 crew members on the ground and are being assisted by workers from across the country who have arrived to help restore power. 

They did note that while water may have receded from a particular street, equipment may need to be repaired before the power can come back. 

About 40,000 homes in the Houston area are in high water, a situation that CenterPoint says will prevent them from restoration of power for a while. 

"We will resume our response and restoration efforts in hard-hit areas once flood water recedes and crews can safely navigate," said CenterPoint via a press release. 

Customers can monitor the power outages by going to centerpointenergy.com/en-us/residential/services/electric-utility/outage-center.  

The company also said their natural gas system has not been compromised by the hurricane.

"Our natural gas system is functioning normally and we’ve responded to leak calls in areas of the city that our crews have been able to safely access," they said.

Customers without power do not need to call to let the company know of their loss of electricity.

"Customers do not need to call C​enterPoint to report electrical outages – thanks to your smart meter we know which customers are out. Please keep phone lines open for emergency calls only," they said. 

Cynthia Calvert
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A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.

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