Over 946,000 Customers Still Without Power After Storms in Texas, Louisiana

More than 946,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states were still without power on Friday morning after killer storms battered the region on Thursday, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us.

The storm with hurricane-force winds pummeled the Houston area on Thursday, killing at least four people, blowing windows out of high-rise buildings and leaving some 800,000 homes without power as much of the city was plunged into darkness, the mayor said.

Texas energy company CenterPoint Energy currently has the most outages with around 725,000 customers out in the Houston area, according to PowerOutage.us.

CenterPoint said on its website that it restored service to over 93,000 customers over the past 24 hours.

In Louisiana, Entergy was the hardest hit power company with over 73,000 customers without service, according to PowerOutage.us.

Major outages by state:

(Reporting by DiSavino; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)