There is limited information available about the power situation as the state faces an unprecedented energy crisis. The City has been in communication with CenterPoint Energy, and the latest timeline for restoration is it could be tonight, though this is no guarantee.
Almost all of the island is without power, and we know how frustrating - and dangerous - this situation is. Please continue checking on friends, families and neighbors.
What to do during a power outage:
•Close any blinds/curtains or put blankets or towels up to cover windows and provide insulation.
•Close off rooms to avoid losing heat.
•Stuff towels in cracks under doors, esp. exterior ones
•Wear layers of loose-fitting, warm clothing, especially warm socks and gloves if you have them.
•Eat and drink food to provide energy to warm the body but avoid alcohol or caffeine.
•If you have candles, lighting them can help act as a heat source, especially in an enclosed space. But do not rely on them, and remember to practice good fire safety.
•Under no circumstances should you bring a generator inside. They should remain 30 feet away from your home.
•Do not use a stove or oven for heat, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.