Severe Storms Cause Power Outages Thursday, Friday - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Severe Storms Cause Power Outages Thursday, Friday



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    Severe storms that moved through North Texas left thousands without power Thursday and into Friday, causing several school districts to cancel classes.

    As of 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oncor reports more than 113,000 North Texas electricity customers remain without service.

    Here is the latest list of outages by county as of 9:30 p.m. Friday:

    Dallas - 65,977
    Tarrant - 46,755
    Collin - 166
    Denton - 177
    Ellis - 115
    Henderson - 11
    Hill - 24
    Hopkins - 431
    Hunt - 127
    Johnson - 50
    Kaufman - 591
    Lamar - 53
    Navarro - 7
    Rockwall - 1,423
    Van Zandt - 89

    Crews from Oklahoma, Alabama, North Carolina, Kansas, New Mexico, San Antonio, Austin and Houston are assisting in repairs.

    Oncor estimates 95 percent of power will be restored by Sunday evening.

    The outages forced schools to close in several districts in both Dallas and Tarrant counties.

    NBC 5 Meteorologists warned of  thunderstorms Thursday that brought hail, heavy rain, lightning and high wind.

    At the height of the storms, Oncor's storm center online showed more than 196,000 outages across North Texas, with Tarrant and Dallas counties reporting the most outages.  Oncor told NBC 5 this was one of the largest storms in its history.

    Oncor asks anyone with a power outage to call 888-313-4747 or text "OUT" to 66267.