UPDATE 2-Storms knock out power for 350,000 in US Midwest/Gulf
Dec 20 (Reuters) - A series of snow and rain storms knocked out power for over 350,000 customers in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, power companies said on Thursday. The storms have also caused tornadoes in the Mobile, Alabama area, according to weather forecaster AccuWeather.com. Some of the utilities said they were still assessing the damage as storms were continuing in some parts of the region, and there unable to say at this time when power would be restored for all. The following is a list of some of the regions affected by the storms.
Power Company Holding Company State Out Now AEP - SWEPCO AEP AR, LA, TX 57,400 MidAmerican Berkshire Hathaway IA 40,200 Omaha Public Power District OPPD NE 40,000 Oncor Energy Future TX 39,700
Kansas City Power & Light Great Plains Energy KS, MO 32,600 Entergy - Arkansas Entergy AR 29,000 CenterPoint CenterPoint TX 28,000 Entergy - Louisiana Entergy LA 22,000 Entergy - Texas Entergy TX 19,000 Entergy - Mississippi Entergy MI 16,000 Westar Westar KS 12,500 Cleco Cleco LA 6,900 Oklahoma Gas & Electric OGE OK 3,000 Ameren - Missouri Ameren MO 2,700 AEP - Oklahoma AEP OK 2,000Total Out 351,000