City of San Antonio opens centers for residents without power to stay cool

Update as of: May 30, 2021 at 12 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO (May 30, 2021) – CPS Energy crews have made significant progress in restoring power to more than 30,000 customers and continue to work on power outages caused by 5,000 lightning strikes and high winds from severe thunderstorms that swept across our service area late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

Currently, 400 customers remain without electricity, down from more than 7,000 at 10 p.m. yesterday. Around-the-clock restoration efforts continue at nearly 150 outage locations, many of which will require crews traveling and working in homeowners’ yards and/or easements and alleys as they basically go neighborhood-to-neighborhood to restore outages that remain spread across our community.

Customers still experiencing a power outage are encouraged to seek shelter and utilize a City of San Antonio cooling center. The City will operate the following libraries as cooling centers today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Residents needing transportation to a shelter should contact 311 for assistance. Those with medical needs should also call 311 for arrangements. It is recommended that those still without power consider alternate shelter for today and Monday as these smaller outages may not be complete until then.

A chance of storms remains in the forecast for the next five days. Any incoming storms could further impact restoration efforts.

Customers can stay aware of power outages by checking out CPS Energy’s interactive Outage Map and following the utility on Facebook and Twitter.

CPS Energy will continue to share updates, especially if there are significant changes. The utility thanks customers for their patience.