CPS Energy crews worked overnight Saturday to restore power to thousands of homes after three back-to-back thunderstorms that began Friday night. With hundreds still without power, the City will operate cooling centers at the following libraries Sunday until 6 p.m.:

  • Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Guerra Library, 7978 W, Military Drive 
  • Mission Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave.
  • Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Road
  • Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce St.

The Henry B. González Convention Center will open for those seeking shelter at 9:30 p.m. Residents can call 311 for free transportation, and free parking is available in the convention center garage.

A City spokeswoman said the shelters will reopen on Monday if needed.

At 9 a.m. Sunday there were 331 outages affecting 7,624 customers across San Antonio. As of 12:30 p.m., 144 outages were affecting 374 customers.

“There are more than 150 outage locations … that will take us through today and Monday to complete,” reads a notification on the utility’s outage map. “It is recommended that those still without power consider alternate shelter for today.”

The storms produced more than 5,000 lightning strikes and winds that reached 77 mph, according to a City of San Antonio press release. They brought down tree limbs onto power lines and damaged transformers and other equipment “that led to about 33,000 sustained customer outages at peak.”

CPS Energy reminded customers to stay away from downed power lines and report them by calling (210) 353-4357.

Text “SHELTER” to 55000 to receive shelter information and updates.

“Our crews will continue to work until everyone has power again,” the utility stated.

Senior Reporter Iris Dimmick covers public policy pertaining to social issues, ranging from affordable housing and economic disparity to policing reform and mental health. She was the San Antonio Report's...