May 17 (Reuters) - More than 946,000 homes and
businesses in Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states were
still without power on Friday morning after killer storms
battered the region on Thursday, according to meteorologists and
data from
    The storm with hurricane-force winds pummeled the Houston
area on Thursday, killing at least four people, blowing windows
out of high-rise buildings and leaving some 800,000 homes
without power as much of the city was plunged into darkness, the
mayor said.
    Texas energy company CenterPoint Energy currently
has the most outages with around 725,000 customers out in the
Houston area, according to
    CenterPoint said on its website that it restored service to
over 93,000 customers over the past 24 hours.
    In Louisiana, Entergy was the hardest hit power
company with over 73,000 customers without service, according to
    Major outages by state:
 State               Outages
 Texas               788,000
 Louisiana           148,000
 Mississippi          10,000
 Total Out           946,000
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)