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Cleco reminds customers to prepare for hurricane season

PINEVILLE, La. – June 3, 2019 – Cleco is ready for the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1 and encourages its customers to prepare.

“As part of our commitment to safety and our customers, Cleco prepares throughout the year for extreme weather events, particularly hurricanes.  We are nationally recognized as a National Weather Service Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, meaning we collaborate with NOAA to share preparedness messaging to the public and serve as an example by implementing the best practices when responding to extreme weather events,” said James Lass, Cleco general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “Hurricane season can be unpredictable, but having a plan in place and taking the necessary precautions ahead of time means that you’re ready no matter when or where a storm hits.”

Cleco reminds customers of the following ways to prepare for hurricane season:

  • Make a list of important phone numbers.
  • Plan an evacuation route and ensure family members are aware of the route. 
  • Prepare a storm kit – gather supplies you might need for an outage, including flashlights, batteries, canned food, manual can opener, bottled water, medication and a first aid kit.
  • Plan ahead for special or medical needs, also accounting for your pets.
  • Make provisions for a generator, if needed.
  • Test generator outside of home to ensure it works.
  • Put all important documents in a waterproof container.

 

More safety and storm preparedness tips can be found by following Cleco on Facebook at @ClecoPower and online at Cleco.com.

 

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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