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Cleco expects power restoration to 285 customers affected by storm

Monitoring flood water for electrical safety

PINEVILLE, La., March 18, 2016 – Cleco expects to restore power late this afternoon to approximately 285 customers in Grant and Rapides parishes who were affected by yesterday’s severe thunderstorm.

 

“Along with local and out-of-town Cleco crews, contractor crews are working to restore power to 240 customers in Grant Parish and 45 customers in Rapides Parish,” said Anthony Bunting, vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “Weather permitting, we expect power to be fully restored to these customers by this afternoon.”

In addition, Cleco continues to monitor and respond to rising water levels in these parishes where 238 customers are currently without power due to flooding.

“We are closely watching the flood-prone areas of Rigolette and Palmer Chapel Road in Rapides Parish, as well as Nantachie Lake and Iatt Lake in Grant Parish,” said Bunting. “As water levels increase to unsafe levels, we will be disconnecting power. Power will be restored when the water recedes to a safe level.”

Cleco reminds customers to use caution and to report unsafe conditions by calling 1-800-622-6537 or 911. And for real-time outage and restoration information, visit www.cleco.com.

 

About Cleco
Cleco Corporation is a public utility holding company headquartered in Pineville, La. Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which is engaged principally in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity, primarily in Louisiana. Cleco Power owns 10 generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,333 megawatts. Cleco Power serves approximately 287,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business, and it supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Corporation announced on Oct. 20, 2014, that it entered into an agreement to be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Louisiana Public Service Commission approval of the transaction is required. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Cleco Media Contact:
Robbyn Cooper
robbyn.cooper@cleco.com
(318) 484-7136

 


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