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Cleco prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon

Pineville, La., Sept. 4, 2017 – Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall east of St. Tammany Parish tonight.  In preparation, Cleco crews, along with contractor crews, are on stand-by, prepared to respond to possible weather-related outages. 

“We are closely monitoring weather reports,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our crews and equipment are ready to respond, and we ask our customers to prepare, as well.” 

Cleco storm preparation and safety tips:

  • Prepare a storm kit – gather supplies you might need for an outage, including flashlight, batteries, canned food, manual can opener, bottled water, medication and a first aid kit.
  • Clear patio furniture and other objects that could move in high winds and cause damage or injury.
  • Charge cell phones, tablets and laptops.
  • Do not connect portable generators to your home’s electrical wiring and never operate in an enclosed space like a garage.
  • If water is getting close to your home or business, turn off individual breakers and then turn off the electricity at the main breaker. 
  • Remember to call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report an unsafe electrical situation.

For more safety tips, visit www.cleco.com/stormsafety or Facebook.com/ClecoPower.  For real-time outage updates, go online to cleco.com/storm-center. 

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC 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 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com. 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

 

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