1.7 Million Without Power After Hurricane Beryl As Extreme Heat Hits Texas

Hurricane Beryl Impacts Texas Coastline

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As Texas continues to clean up from Hurricane Beryl, residents have another problem to deal with: extreme heat. The storm knocked out power to 2.5 million people, and as of Wednesday (July 10), 1.7 million people were still without electricity.

The damage from the storm is making it difficult to repair all the downed power lines and damaged transformers.

"This was the most widespread damaging wind in the Houston Metro, likely since Hurricane Ike in 2008, with similar wind impacts in a lot of places," AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said.

It could take several days or weeks before power is restored, which could turn deadly as temperatures soar into the upper 90s and the humidity makes it feel like more than 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service office in Houston issued a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. CDT.

"Hurricane Beryl has left millions without power and without access to proper cooling. Residents without power should be mindful of the heat and take precautions now,' the NWS said.

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