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Cleco crews working safely to restore power

Cleco crews working safely to restore power

 

PINEVILLE, La. – July 14, 2019 (12 p.m.) – Cleco crews continue to assess damage and restore power to customers impacted by Tropical Storm Barry. 

“While we are restoring power as conditions allow, Barry continues to cause new outages,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Additionally, Cleco crews are finding damage to our system, including downed wire, broken poles and damage to transmission structures.”

Once conditions are safe, Cleco crews begin patrolling the lines and assessing the damage by both ground and air.  First, power is restored to critical community services such as hospitals, nursing homes and police and fire departments.  Next, power is restored to the greatest number of customers in the shortest amount of time.  Cleco then continues to safely work to restore power to all customers who can take power. 

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we work safely and efficiently to restore power,” said Lass. 

Approximately 52,000 customers experiencing power outages as of 12 p.m.

Acadia Parish

463

Avoyelles Parish

2,471

Evangeline Parish

342

Grant Parish

1,125

Iberia Parish

26,849

Rapides Parish

2,799

St. Landry Parish

884

St. Martin Parish

1,215

St. Mary Parish

16,487

St. Tammany Parish

142


For up-to-the-minute outage information and estimated restoration times, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website at www.cleco.com/storm-center 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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