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CenterPoint Energy prepared for possible outages due to strong winds | View outage tracker

Company says gusts could trigger widespread power outages. Advisories are in effect between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

HOUSTON — Strong wind conditions Saturday could lead to widespread power outages and delays across the Houston area, according to CenterPoint Energy.

A wind advisory has been extended to 9 p.m. Saturday for Harris and Chambers County and some parts of Brazoria and Galveston County. Those other parts along with Matagorda County are under advisory until 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

CenterPoint Energy, which is the region's leading electricity provider, says extra crews are currently on standby.

So far as of 8:25 p.m. they report 1,648 customers without power.

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In the meantime, we're keeping a close watch on the Center Point Energy outage tracker.

Click here to view the CenterPoint Energy outage tracker.

Residents are encouraged to secure any movable outdoor items — such as furniture, trash bins and potted plants — or bring them inside to avoid damage.

Please check back throughout the day for new updates.

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