Storm leaves 170,000 without power in U.S. Gulf Coast
May 26 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.