Cleco restores power to 90 percent of customers following storms, tornado

Pineville, La., June 21, 2019 (8 a.m.) – Following yesterday’s storms and confirmed tornado in central Louisiana, Cleco has restored power to 90 percent of the 19,000 customers who experienced power outages.


“According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in the Ball area,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our crews have been working tirelessly to clear debris, repair broken poles, replace downed power lines and restore power to our customers.” 


As of 8 a.m., Cleco had approximately 1,800 customers without power due to the storms.



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“We thank our customers for their patience, and we thank our crews for their hard work to get the lights back on for our customers,” said Lass. 


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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


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