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High wind causes power outages, other problems in the Coastal Bend

Posted at 10:45 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 23:47:10-05

As of 10:00 p.m. Thursday, more than 2,000 AEP Texas customers were without power in Corpus Christi alone, the product of sustained high winds that began in the mid-afternoon. At that time, spokesperson for the power company, Omar Lopez, did not have an estimated time when all customers would have power restored.

The wind also took its toll on restaurants that offer the majority of their seating outdoors. Harrison’s Landing at the Corpus Christi Marina had seven tables filled with customers on one of its floating decks when the high wind whipped up.

“It just really put a damper on our business tonight,” restaurant general manager Tom Grundy said as he helped his workers stack chairs and secure tables in hopes that nothing would blow into the water.

The popular electric scooters also felt Mother Nature’s wrath. Plenty of people rode them, but once the ride was over, the high wind knocked many of them over.

Scooter riders weren’t the only people braving the wind today though. Betty Trevino went for a walk along the Seawall.

“It’s nice,” she said. “It’s nice to just get out and refresh your soul.”