Almost 170,000 homes and businesses were without power early on Tuesday from Texas to Mississippi after severe storms battered the U.S. Gulf Coast states on Monday, according to local utilities.
The storms moved from west to east, hitting Texas first. Power companies in Texas said they expect to restore power to most customers later on Tuesday, but would not be able to restore service in flooded areas until after assessing the damage after the water recedes. The following lists outages by utility:
|Power Company||State||Out Now|
|AEP Swepco||Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas||43,100|
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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