Most of them are in the path of the storm, which is traveling through the city from the west.
Our Towercam HD here at the studios caught the exact moment when the lights at the businesses along Westpark went out. You can see a couple of transformers explode. It happened around 2:30am Wednesday, which was around the same time we started getting calls about strong winds.
CenterPoint says the number of customers without power went from 300 to 31,000 in a matter of minutes.
A spokesperson for Bush Intercontinental Airport says the airport experienced a brief power outage this morning along Wrght Road, near Terminal E. Fortunately, the outage was brief and operations were not interrupted and are normal for now.