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Cleco offers restoration updates

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Aug 30, 2021

Focus is on critical infrastructure and damage assessment

PINEVILLE, La. – Aug. 30, 2021 (6 p.m.) – Cleco is working to restore power to critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, water and sewage systems while continuing to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ida.

“Right now, our crews are working to restore power to critical infrastructure and conducting damage assessments.  From there, we will move to the circuits with the largest number of customers until power is restored to all affected customers,” said Clint Robichaux, manager of distribution operations support. “We should have more restoration updates tomorrow.”

Restoration Assessment
Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR) based on Cleco’s early damage assessment.  Additional ETRs will be shared, as they become available.  Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines.

St. Tammany Parish

  • Initial damage assessment found a large number of broken poles and downed trees.
  • Crews are working to restore power to critical infrastructure, specifically Lakeview Hospital and St. Tammany Hospital.
  • Crews also are working to restore power to Slidell Memorial Hospital and expect to have power completely restored by end of today.

Iberia Parish

  • Jeanerette – Crews restored power to customers in this area today.

St. Mary Parish

  • Franklin – ETR is tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon
  • Patterson/Berwick – ETR is end of day Wednesday, Sept. 1

Power Outages as of 5 p.m.  

Parish

Customers Affected

Customers Served

Percent of Customers Affected

St. Mary

2,411

18,905

13%

St. Tammany

95,487

96,974

98%

Washington

798

799

100%

Total

98,696