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Cleco continues restoration efforts following Tropical Storm Cristobal

Jun 8, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – June 8, 2020 (8 a.m. update) – Cleco continues power restoration efforts following outages after Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall yesterday bringing high winds and heavy rain.    

“Cleco crews and contractors continue clearing debris, making repairs and restoring power,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.   “We expect all customers’ power to be restored today.” 

As of 8 a.m., approximately 750 customers in St. Tammany Parish were without power.  In addition to restoring power, crews are clearing debris, repairing broken poles and replacing downed wire.   

“While the storm has passed, there is still a lot of clean up remaining,” said Lass.  “We remind our customers that downed lines can be hidden under debris and to never touch a downed wire or anything touching a downed power line.  Call Cleco and 911 to report a dangerous situation involving electricity.” 

For information on restoration efforts, 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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