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Cleco prepared for Tropical Storms Laura and Marco

Aug 23, 2020

PINEVILLE, La. – Aug. 23, 2020 (10 a.m.) – Cleco is prepared for Tropical Storms Laura and Marco which are expected to make landfall over Louisiana early this week. 

“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 we are securing additional resources and equipment.  We are prepared.” 

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has secured 700 line mechanics and approximately 350 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.