BEAUMONT, Texas – A strong cold front moved through Southeast Texas overnight and brought damaging wind and severe thunderstorms to Entergy Texas’ service area.

As of 10:00 a.m., around 7,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power, down from more than 19,000 around 6:00 a.m. this morning. The hardest-hit areas are Grimes, Walker, Montgomery and Hardin Counties. Crews are assessing damage and restoring power as quickly as is safely possible. Entergy has brought in additional crews to assist in restoration work.

“We know how vital electricity is for our customers,” said Stuart Barrett, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas, Inc. "We have made good progress following last night’s storms and continue to work to respond to a number of outages across the region.” Customers are urged to use precaution and stay away from downed power lines, and any debris that may be around it as the line may still be energized. Customers should contact Entergy immediately by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE to report downed lines. For more emergency tips, visit the Entergy Storm Center.

As Entergy completes its assessment and continues restoration, it will keep you informed using the following channels:

Download their app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app.

Sign up for text alerts. From your cellphone, text REG to 368374.

Visit the Entergy Storm Center website and its View Outages page. Click the red bar at the top to get detailed information regarding storm restoration.

Follow Entergy on Twitter.com/EntergyTX or Facebook.com/EntergyTX.

Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television and newspapers.

Author: David TatchinEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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