KEMAH, Texas (FOX 26) - After a power line fell 75 feet into the water near the Kemah Boardwalk, customers were forced to evacuate from two restaurants with the remainder of the businesses at the complex operating as usual. Centerpoint Energy is removing the line which was determined not to be energized.
No waterway closures are expected and the U.S. Coast Guard will be monitoring the power line recovery effort.
The two restaurants affected by the recovery effort are Landry's Seafood and Lighthouse Buffet, which were evacuated as a precautionary measure. No power outage was ever reported throughout the entertainment and dining complex.
The City of Seabrook OEM says residents may experience a temporary power outage as workers make repairs to the line:
The City of Seabrook Office of Emergency Management has been informed by Centerpoint Energy that they may have to temporarily shut down electricity to the Waterfront District, Todville to East Meyer, East Meyer to SH 146 and the Miramar subdivision. There is also the possibility of power being shut off to homes along both sides of Todville between East Meyer up to the Seascape subdivision.
Power may be shut down so Centerpoint can make repairs to a transmission line that fell into the Clear Creek Channel. It is unknown at this time how long the repairs will take. Residents and businesses may follow real-time updates by viewing Centerpoint's Outage Tracker online at: http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/