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Cleco continues with restoration efforts from Tropical Storm Barry

Begins day with 63 percent of customers restored since height of storm

PINEVILLE, La. – July 15, 2019 (9 a.m.) – Cleco crews are entering their second day of restoration efforts after Tropical Storm Barry left roughly 63,000 customers without power across the state. This morning, the company has restored power to approximately 40,000 of those customers.

“Starting our second day of restoration, we have restored power to 63 percent of our customers since the height of the storm,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “We continue our restoration efforts with 1,400 contractor crews in addition to our Cleco workers and staff.”

Cleco crews and contractors continue to replace broken poles, crossarms and repair downed lines. Cleco is collapsing crews to the harder hit areas of St. Mary and Iberia parishes.

“We are expecting some rain and winds to come through the area later today that could create additional outages,” said Lass.  “However, our team is committed to working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power to our customers.”

As of 9 a.m., Cleco had approximately 23,000 customers without power. 

 

Parish

Customers without power

Allen

42

Avoyelles

435

Evangeline

435

Grant

288

Iberia

11,713

Rapides

203

St. Martin

315

St. Mary

9,380

St. Tammany

85

 

 

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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