CenterPoint workers to help restore power to Eastern US

Help is on the way to the eastern United States after several storms left millions of people without power. A group of 80 CenterPoint employees left this morning from Houston.

July 2, 2012 6:43:00 AM PDT
More than 80 workers with CenterPoint Energy are on their way to the eastern US to help restore power there after storms left millions in the dark.

The group departed from CenterPoint's south Houston complex this morning. For the next week, they'll be working around the clock.

A line of powerful storms left plenty of destruction in several states over the last few days. At the height of the storm, three million people did not have electricity.

The CenterPoint employees will stay there until power is restored to everyone.

"We help each other around the country," said CenterPoint's Ernie Kaster. "In devastating events like this, you can't have enough to take care of something like this, so we share resources."

Over the years, CenterPoint Energy crews have restored power to thousands of customers throughout the country following natural disasters.