Severe Weather Hits Houston, Leaving Thousands Without Power

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Severe weather hit Houston over the Christmas holiday leaving trees toppled and thousands without power.

According to officials with CenterPoint Energy, thousands of customers were without power for hours on Christmas Day.

Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, as many as 75,000 people were reported to be without power. Hours later, the number was decreased to 15,000; however, the number surged again Tuesday evening.

Several tornadoes were reported in Texas over Christmas. Reports indicate that one person was killed in northwest Harris county near Tomball when a tree fell on them. Two tornadoes were reported to have touched down on Christmas day.

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