CenterPoint Energy issues update on Evansville incident


 Evansville, Ind. – Aug. 12, 2022 – CenterPoint Energy has issued the following update on Wednesday afternoon’s incident in Evansville:

CenterPoint Energy wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victims involved in Wednesday afternoon’s incident, as well as all those who have been affected. We would like to thank the first responders and community agencies for their service and support, including the Evansville Fire Department, Evansville Police Department and the American Red Cross.

After being notified on Wednesday afternoon about an incident at 1010 N. Weinbach Avenue, CenterPoint Energy activated its emergency response plan. Crews immediately responded and made the area safe by turning off natural gas service to homes and businesses in the area.

Investigations are ongoing, but based on information obtained so far, there are no indications of issues related to CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas system. CenterPoint Energy completed several leak surveys in the surrounding areas, with all readings on the outside of the structure reporting back negative, indicating no natural gas leaks detected. Additionally, pressure readings performed on CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas lines were normal.

CenterPoint Energy confirms that there was no work being performed by crews at 1010 N. WeinbachAvenue or the surrounding area near the time of the incident.

Residents with homes on Weinbach Avenue from Bellaire Avenue to Vogel Road and the east side of Hercules Avenue will remain without natural gas and electric service as the investigation continues.

CenterPoint Energy continues to work closely with all agencies involved in the investigation process and is committed to the safety of our customers, employees, contractors, systems and communities.