Power outages reported as Hurricane Hanna batters south Texas with wind, rain

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Hurricane Hanna is nearing landfall Saturday, causing power outages and flooding in the region.

As of mid-day Saturday, AEP Texas reports 8,847 power outages have been reported in Nueces County. More than 12,100 outages have been reported in the Coastal Bend area. 

The city of Corpus Christi reported power outages scattered throughout the city. An outage map run by utility provider AEP Texas showed hundreds of customers with no power in central Corpus Christi, the Northside, near Six Points and along Alameda Street.

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What if the power goes out?

AEP Texas will have additional crews from other areas to help restore power after the storm passes, according to a news release sent by the agency Friday.

During the storm, customers are asked not to call the AEP Customer Solutions Center except to report drowned power lines and other situations that could pose a safety threat. AEP Texas urges people not to touch anything in contact with fallen lines, such as trees, fences or standing water. To report a fallen power line or utility poll, call 1-866-223-8508.

Residents can track progress on the restoration effort by visiting the outage area at www.aeptexas.com

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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