CenterPoint Energy workers depart Houston for Oklahoma

A crew of nearly 60 will help restore power to tornado victims

HOUSTON - More than 50 CenterPoint Energy workers from the Houston area will lend a hand to help restore power in Moore, Oklahoma following Monday's deadly tornado.

CenterPoint says linemen and support personnel left Houston Tuesday morning.

CenterPoint Energy partners with other utility companies to help during widespread power outage emergencies. The Houston workers will assist OG&E Electric Services.

Over the years, CenterPoint Energy crews have restored power to millions of customers throughout the country who were left in the dark following hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

Their days will mostly consist of setting up poles and running wires, trying to get the power back on. Although the workers will be working 16 hours a day, they say it is extremely rewarding.