Hour Messenger

CenterPoint Energy Testimonial

Posted on: June 14th, 2011

We want to thank you and Hour Messenger for the valuable delivery service you provided as CenterPoint Energy restored power to our service territory following Hurricane Ike.  Your staff was able to provide service at a time when few others could.  We especially appreciate the special deliveries to our mutual assistance staging sites after hours and on the weekends.  Please accept, with our appreciation, the enclosed gifts, and Ike Responder hat and pocket knife.

While a few months have passed since the storm, the effects and the recovery effort will not be forgotten. More than 95 percent, or 2.15 million of our 2.26 million customers, lost power as a result of Hurricane Ike’s 110 mile-per-hour winds.  Thanks in part to reliable partnerships such as ours, we are able to clearly communicate as we restored power in the fist six days to 1 million customers, And 18 days after Hurricane Ike hit our area, we restore power throughout our 5,000 square-mile area.

The greater Houston-Galveston area had not been directly hit by a hurricane in 25 years, and Hurricane Ike caused the largest power outage in our state’s history.  You have our sincere gratitude for your contribution to the historic effort of restoring power to the nation’s fourth-largest city.


Floyd J. LeBlanc
Vice President
Corporate Communications

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