There are still thousands of people without power in the Houston area after hurricane Ike. The major energy providers are reporting at least 820,000 people still don’t have electric 10 days after the storm hit the Texas Coast.
Meyerland resident Rudy Michalk says it’s been very difficult for him. He has to drive 60 miles a day to stay with a niece who has power. The 85-year-old says it would be better if he had a time line for the restoration of his electric at his house.
Dave Boyles came to work despite there being no power at Jack’s Carpet in Meyerland. Boyles says he knew there would be a need for new carpet after the storm because of flooding in our area. He was right. Several people have been to the store for carpet removal.
Officials with Entergy say 86 percent of their customers have been restored. That leaves about 54,000 people still in the dark. Over at CenterPoint Energy, there 713,000 people without electric.
Both companies are predicting to have nearly all of their customers back on line by Friday.