Storm Kept Residents In The Dark

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

This morning's weather caused thousands of people to be without power, and still there are several residents that are trying to get their electricity back on.

At the peak time of the storm Wednesday morning, more than 4,000 customers were without power according to the Bryan Texas Utilities. BTU says that most of the outages were caused by trees falling on power lines.

In College Station 50% of the power lines are underground. They had around 200 customers without power during the peak period of the storm.

City utility crews and private electricians were busy until late in the afternoon helping residents, like Tyacb, restore their home's power.

"It's scary for real. All day no lights, can't cook food in the home, but everyone is good. Everyone in the family is good. Just have to wait to get the lights back on," said Anthony Tyacb who lives in College Station.

Betty Matous was lucky because her power didn't go out for long, but her luck didn't go too far because high winds damaged part of her home.

"I figured when they said tornado warning that it was going to be pretty bad. All the years that I have lived here, this has only happened twice," said Matous.

Although the power is expected to soon be restored for all customers, assessing the damage is a process that has just touched the surface.

KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
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