Thousands still without power after extremely windy day in Houston

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Friday, October 29, 2021
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Thousands of customers across the Houston area are still impacted after high winds Thursday knocked out power for many.

In the Houston area, CenterPoint Energy reported more than 10,000 customers were in the dark as of 11:30 a.m. Friday. That number was down from the more than 108,000 customers who were without power Thursday.

More were in the dark in virtually every other county in the Houston area, including Fort Bend, Wharton, Galveston, Brazoria and Waller counties, according to, a utility monitoring website.

FULL FORECAST HERE: Winds slowing down over Houston, not as windy Friday

Winds were gusting to at least 60 miles per hour Thursday afternoon at Houston's Hobby Airport, which reported several flight delays and a handful of cancellations. It wasn't clear if all of those were related to weather.

Some flights were also impacted at Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday afternoon, according to the website FlightAware.

Elsewhere in Texas, an 11-year-old boy was killed near Tyler in an accident blamed on high winds, KLTV reported. The child was riding a go-kart when a tree fell over and landed on him, authorities said.