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Cleco crews working safely to restore power

PINEVILLE, La. – July 13, 2019 (1 p.m.) – As heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Barry begin to impact Cleco’s service territory, Cleco crews are responding. 

“Cleco crews are assessing damage and restoring power to impacted areas,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our crews will continue to work as long as weather conditions are safe.”

When restoring power, once conditions are safe, Cleco crews patrol the lines and assess 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. 

Power outages as of 1 p.m.

Avoyelles Parish

399

Grant Parish

477

Iberia Parish

3,659

Rapides Parish

610

St. Landry Parish

159

St. Martin Parish

507

St. Mary Parish

17,088

St. Tammany Parish

201

TOTAL

23,100 customers


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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