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Huntsville businesses recovering after Tuesday's storms

People in the area have said they expect power to be fully restored by Friday, at the latest.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — On Tuesday, Huntsville saw a microburst and an estimated 60-80 miles-per-hour wind gusts that forced people to stay indoors during the duration of the storms.

A microburst is where a dense level of air rushes to the ground and then spreads outward towards surrounding areas. Due to this, many residential areas and businesses lost power. 

On Wednesday, crews were seen in multiple areas, including the I-45 and 190 intersection in Huntsville, repairing broken powerlines, cutting fallen trees, and working to restore power for the impacted areas.

“You couldn’t even really see through the windows while the storm was going…. Trees falling…powerlines were broken in two…the tin off some of the buildings were falling off," said Walter Brown, an Assistant Store Manager at Rent-A-Center.

Brown said that his employees struggled during the storm when making a delivery. The day after, several other managers on staff moved locations so they could perform tasks properly. 

Brown said that many businesses nearby also lost power, which forced a large number of businesses to close their doors, temporarily.

“This little plaza strip, the Chevron, the whole area even down to Subway has no power," said Brown.

People in the area have informed KAGS that Entergy spoke to them and have claimed that the power should be fully restored by Friday, at the latest. An outage update from Entergy also says that crews have successfully restored power to over 70% of their impacted customers in the area. 

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