Cleco reports over 9,000 customers without power following storms


PINEVILLE, La. – Dec. 16, 2019 (6 p.m.) – Strong storms and reports of tornadic activity across central Louisiana have left over 9,000 Cleco customers without power.      

“Our crews are working safely and efficiently to tackle the damage left behind by the storms that moved across central Louisiana,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “In addition to local Cleco crews, we’ve mobilized crews from across the state to help assess damage, clear and clean debris, as well as replace broken poles, cross arms and downed wire.”

Cleco expects that some of the outages will last overnight and asks that customers with medical needs and small children make the necessary arrangements for tonight.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power,” said Lass.

For storm and restoration updates, follow Cleco 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 10 generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,357 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


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