Strong wind gusts also cause COVID testing sites to close Saturday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If you have not noticed by now, there are some really strong wind gusts happening throughout much of southeast Texas. It's causing power outages for more than 13,000 people.

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At 3:20 p.m., CenterPoint Energy reported 13,794 customers without power. By 4:20 p.m., 6,000 customers were without power.

"High winds and downed trees and limbs are impacting power lines and causing outages," the company said in part of a statement.

CenterPoint Energy is asking customers to report fallen power lines by calling 713-207-2222.

A Wind Advisory was extended until 9 p.m. Saturday for Matagorda, Jackson, Chambers, Brazoria, Harris and Galveston Counties, though winds are expected to weaken by Sunday morning.

In addition, the strong winds have caused a couple of COVID-19 testing sites to close Saturday.

The Houston Health Department announced the testing site at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center had closed for the day due to tents damaged by winds.

The testing site at Delmar Stadium has also been closed for the day, rerouting clients with appointments to nearby Curative sites.

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