" We understand that you are going to be uncomfortable."
Trying to adapt to South Texas heat and humidity when to power is out is not easy. Omar Lopez with AEP Texas urges everyone to be patient.
"its important to remember, especially when you are dealing with trees, downed trees, and down power lines, in densely populated area, especially neighborhoods, its going to take a little longer to get those trees out of the power lines safely and to restore electricity to those areas," said Lopez.
Remember to use caution when using candles, lanterns and generators. Never leave any of these burning or running while you're asleep or if you leave your home. As soon as it is safe outside, AEP crews will begin the process of restoring power, so one one will be left in the dark.
"We are working as fast as we can and as safely as we can in a storm situation. We are going to do everything we can to keep the lights on."
Lopez also wants to remind everyone that if you see a downed power line, stay away from it, and contact AEP or your local authorities.