When thousands of Houstoners woke up without power, CenterPoint Energy’s online outage tracker crashed

“We’re sorry, but Outage Tracker is temporarily unavailable. We hope the service will be restored soon. Thank you for your patience,” said the CenterPoint Energy Early Estimates website on Monday, May 15th February, at 6 a.m. around 98000 customers without electricity in the Houston area

According to a CenterPoint tweet, locals should be prepared to be without power for the rest of the day, and CultureMap couldn’t reach CenterPoint for comment

Unfortunately, if you are a customer currently experiencing an outage, you should be prepared to be without power for at least the rest of the day #houwx #hounews 5/10

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also tweeted, “These aren’t rolling blackouts. We’re dealing with system-wide blackouts across the state.” Locals across the city, particularly in Inner Loop neighborhoods like Montrose, The Heights and Greenway Plaza, report no electricity

Elsewhere in Texas, some power outages were on the morning of Jan. February 3 million customers without electricity

Texas power grid managers declared an emergency after record breaking energy consumption overloaded utility companies due to the winter weather event

As reported by CultureMap’s news partner ABC13, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) declared an “energy emergency three”, also known as EEA 3, as the third of three alarm phases early Monday. In the first phase, the state attempts to turn off electricity In the second phase, large industrial users who have agreed to turn off the power in an emergency are shut down. The third phase is rotating failures

ERCOT has issued an EEA level 3 because the electricity demand is very high and the supply cannot keep up. The reserves are below 1000 MW has fallen and is not expected to recover in 30 minutes

According to ERCOT, rolling power failures could occur until the morning of March 16 Repeat February

Texas Gov Greg Abbott warned Saturday that all of Texas was facing an unprecedented winter storm and issued a state disaster statement, so ABC13 President Joe Biden approved an emergency statement for the state of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts

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