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Cleco continues restoration efforts

Pineville, La., April 30, 2017 – As of 5:30 p.m., approximately 2,300 Cleco customers are without power following storms that disrupted power to over 24,000 customers across its service territory. 

Parish

Customer outages

Acadia

5

Allen

11

Avoyelles

479

Calcasieu

<5

Desoto

<5

Evangeline

858

Grant

8

Iberia

8

Rapides

323

St. Landry

78

St. Mary

10

St. Tammany

184

Vernon

344

Washington

11

TOTAL

2,329

 

Cleco expects that roughly 2,000 of these customers will have power restored tonight, leaving under 500 customers without power until tomorrow.

“All available Cleco crews and 19 contractor crews will continue to work until power is restored,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “We ask that our customers with medical needs and small children make arrangements for tonight.”

Cleco reminds customers to be aware of possible downed lines. Stay away from low-hanging or downed lines. Call Cleco or 911 to report an unsafe situation with electricity. For additional safety tips, please visit www.cleco.com.  

Cleco is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

(o) 318-484-7411

(c) 318-308-5175

                                                      

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