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Jul 14, 2019

Cleco restores power to nearly half of customers impacted by Barry

PINEVILLE, La. – (9 p.m.) – Cleco officials report that at the height of Tropical Storm Barry roughly 63,000 customers across the state were without power.  Tonight, the company has restored power to approximately 30,000 of those customers.

“We have had a productive first day of restoration, but unfortunately, we will have customers without power throughout the night,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “Although Barry was a strong tropical storm, it left a path of damage we just could not restore in one day.”

As Cleco restores power in other areas of its service territory, it is collapsing crews to harder hit areas such as Iberia and St. Mary parishes. In addition, as Cleco repairs other circuits, it will perform switching to by-pass breakdowns and redirect the flow of power to customers without power.

“We understand another night without power is not what our customers want to face,” said Lass.  “However, we are doing everything we can to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.  We appreciate our customers’ patience.”

As of 9 p.m., Cleco had approximately 33,000 customers without power. 

Parish

Customers without power

Allen

72

Avoyelles

355

Evangeline

69

Grant

336

Iberia

17,316

Rapides

230

St. Martin

309

St. Mary

14,077

St. Tammany

51

For more information, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website at cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower.