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Cleco gearing up for Hurricane Nate

Pineville, La., Oct. 7, 2017 – In advance of Hurricane Nate, over 500 Cleco workers and contractors arrived in St. Tammany Parish this afternoon, joining the 100 Cleco workers already stationed in the area. 

“We anticipate weather conditions to begin deteriorating later this afternoon,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Cleco crews, along with contractor crews, stand ready to respond to possible weather related outages.” 

Cleco reminds customers to remain vigilant to ever-changing weather conditions.  In the event of flooding, remember to never try to walk, swim or drive through water.  If you come upon flood waters, stop, turn around and go another way. 

For additional storm safety tips, please visit www.cleco.com or Cleco’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ClecoPower. 

Cleco is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

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