Hurricane Beryl leaves more than 1.7 million Houston residents without power during heat wave

As temperatures near triple digits, Houston residents remain without power following Hurricane Beryl, struggling to find relief and essential services.

As of Wednesday morning, nearly 1.7 million homes and businesses were still without electricity, a decrease from the peak of over 2.7 million reported on Monday, according to PowerOutage.us.

Now, Texas is facing temperatures reaching into the high 90s, exacerbated by intense humidity.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory, describing the conditions as potentially dangerous.

With power outages and a lack of air conditioning, they warned about an increased risk of heat-related illnesses during these high temperatures.

Staff at Lakewood Church hand out water and operate a cooling station on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in Houston. The effects of
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