Factbox-Over 400,000 customers without power in Texas, other states from storms By StuffsEarth

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(StuffsEarth) – More than 400,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Kentucky and other U.S. states were without power on Wednesday as storms continued to batter the region since the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us.

That is down from more than 939,000 customer outages on Tuesday.

Tornado-spawning thunderstorms that swept the Southern Plains and the Ozark Mountains killed at least 21 people across four U.S. states over the holiday weekend.

Texas power company Oncor, a unit of California-based Sempra Energy (NYSE:), had the most outages with some 246,258 customers without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to PowerOutage.us.

Oncor said it was assessing damages, making repairs and restoring outages caused by storms producing hail, rain and destructive winds, including gusts as high as 95 miles per hour (153 kilometers per hour) in Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas.

“The damages caused to our facilities is extensive and restoration will likely take multiple days,” Oncor said on its website.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:) said its crews continue to repair damage to its electrical system and restore service.

“The majority of customers without power as a result of Tuesday’s storm are expected to be restored by the end of the day today,” the utility said in a release on Wednesday.

Major outages by state:

State Outages

Texas 340,203

Arkansas 24,764

Kentucky 21,488

California 13,950

Total Out 400,405

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