Thousands of Houston-area CenterPoint Energy customers without power during storms

Transformers are seen on a power pole in Houston in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

People across the Houston area are dealing with heavy rain Wednesday evening, causing thousands of residents to be without power.

According to CenterPoint Energy, 38,684 customers were affected as of 6 p.m.

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