UPDATE 3-Storms knock out power for 400,000 in US Midwest/Gulf
Dec 20 (Reuters) - A series of snow and rain storms knocked out power for about 400,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, power companies said on Thursday. The utilities hit first in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri had already started restoring power, while the storms continued to batter parts of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, causing outages there to grow. The storms have also caused tornadoes in the Mobile, Alabama area, according to weather forecaster AccuWeather.com. The following is a list of some of the regions affected by the storms.
Power Company Holding Company State Out Now Out at
MidAmerican Berkshire Hathaway IA 43,300 43,300 Omaha Public Power District OPPD NE 40,200 40,200 AEP - SWEPCO AEP AR, LA, TX 39,900 57,400 Entergy - Arkansas Entergy AR 37,100 37,100 Oncor Energy Future TX 34,200 39,700
Kansas City Power & Light Great Plains Energy KS, MO 26,300 32,600 CenterPoint CenterPoint TX 20,200 28,000 Entergy - Louisiana Entergy LA 17,600 22,000 Southern - Alabama Southern AL 17,500 17,500 Entergy - Texas Entergy TX 16,400 19,000 Westar Westar KS 10,200 12,500 Entergy - Mississippi Entergy MS 9,000 16,000 Alliant - Iowa Alliant IA 8,100 8,100 Cleco Cleco LA 6,900 6,900 Oklahoma Gas & Electric OGE OK 3,000 3,000 Ameren - Missouri Ameren MO 2,700 2,700 AEP - Oklahoma AEP OK 2,600 2,000 AEP - Appalachian AEP WV, VA 1,600 1,600 Memphis Light Memphis TN 1,300 1,300Total Out 338,100 390,900