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Cleco prepared for Tropical Storm Cristobal

Jun 6, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – June 6, 2020 – Cleco is prepared for Tropical Storm Cristobal which is expected to make landfall over southeast Louisiana Sunday afternoon. 

“Cleco prepares year-round for severe weather events, and hurricane season is no different,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.   “Our storm teams are activated, and additional resources and equipment are secured.  We are prepared.” 

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has secured 500 line mechanics and over 200 vegetation specialists, made arrangements for logistics like lodging and fuel, and has specialized equipment like drones, off-road and high water equipment ready for deployment.

“While we are ready to respond, we have had to put additional safety measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lass.  “To help our crews, we ask our customers to be mindful of social distancing and make every effort to avoid work zones.” 

For additional information on how Cleco is preparing, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower. 

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns 10 generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at

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Jennifer Cahill