AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) - A squirrel is to blame after thousands are left without power Tuesday in Central Texas on a day where summer-like temperatures near 100 degrees.
About 3,200 people were left in the dark and without air conditioning around 1 p.m. in Austin.
Austin Energy spokesman Ed Clark said crews worked in the Burnet/Gracy Farms area to fix equipment that the squirrel damaged.
The area encompasses the parts east of MoPac and between Parmer and Braker lanes, and power should be back on around 1:45 p.m.
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The drop in temperatures brings the potential for health dangers, such as hypothermia and frost bite. The bitter temperatures can pose a threat for children, adults and pets.
As it stands Wednesday, there will be no FEMA aid for tornado survivors in Howard County.