May 20 (Reuters) - CenterPoint Energy on Monday said it has restored power to over 700,000 customers after last week's severe weather in Texas and aims for "substantially complete" by Wednesday evening.

"Restoration continues for the just over 200,000 customers who are currently without power and is expected to be substantially complete by Wednesday evening", the company said.

CenterPoint Energy said it was hoping to restore 85% of customer outages resulting from the storm to be restored by this evening.

More than 223,000 homes and businesses in Texas were still without power on Monday after storms battered the region last week and over the weekend, according to meteorologists and data from

Storms packing hurricane-force winds pummeled the Houston area on Thursday, killing at least four people and leaving some 800,000 customers without power last week. (Reporting by Anushree Mukherjee in Bengaluru)