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Cleco continues with restoration efforts from Tropical Storm Barry

73 percent of customers restored since height of storm

PINEVILLE, La. – July 15, 2019 (12 p.m.) – Cleco crews continue with restoration efforts after Tropical Storm Barry left roughly 63,000 customers without power across the state. At noon, the company had restored power to approximately 46,000 of those customers.

“We have restored power to 73 percent of our customers since the height of the storm,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.

As of 12 p.m., Cleco had approximately 17,000 customers without power. 

Parish

Customers without power

Allen

39

Avoyelles

728

Evangeline

9

Grant

196

Iberia

8,568

Rapides

152

St. Martin

313

St. Mary

6,996

St. Tammany

94

 

Cleco reminds customers to be safe.

  • In the event of flooding, remember to never walk, swim or drive through water.  If you come upon flood waters, stop, turn around and go another way. 
  • If water is rising, turn off electricity at the main breaker, evacuate and stay away until waters have completely receded. Have an electrician check the home or building's wiring before using electricity.
  • Stay clear of fallen trees or debris where downed power lines may be hidden.
  • Stay away from areas where Cleco crews are working.
  • Stay away from downed lines.  Assume all downed power lines are live and stay away.  Do not attempt to move limbs or anything else touching a power line.

For more information, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website at cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @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 nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 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, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com

 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

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