CONVERSE, Tex. (KTSA News) — More than 24 hours after a line of thunderstorms moved through the San Antonio region, thousands of homes and businesses are still in the dark.

The City of San Antonio said late Friday night CPS Energy crews continue to make repairs to restore power to affected customers.  As of 9 p.m. Friday, there were 6,500 customers still without power.

To help those affected by the outage to stay cool, the city has worked with the Red Cross to open an overnight cooling center at the Alamo Convocation Center at 110 Tuleta.  The Red Cross will manage the facility Friday night and Saturday, should those services still be needed.

The City of San Antonio also has cooling sites at the city’s libraries, senior centers and community centers.  Those cooling centers will remain open through Sunday.  VIA will offer free transportation to cooling centers.  Information to best meet your needs can be gathered by calling 311.

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