« Back

Cleco restores power to 91 percent of customers impacted by severe thunderstorms

PINEVILLE, La., April 3, 2017 – Cleco has restored power to approximately 26,500 of the 29,000 customers who experienced outages after severe thunderstorms impacted the central and southern portions of its service territory.

Cleco, along with contractor crews, are continuing to assess the damage and work on restoration efforts.  Damage includes broken poles, broken cross arms and extensive downed wire from trees and limbs impacting the electric system as strong winds blew through the areas.

As of 11 a.m.., Cleco had 2,589 customers without power.

Parish

Customers without power

Allen Parish

<5

Avoyelles Parish

27

Beauregard Parish

18

Evangeline

<5

Grant

599

Lasalle

7

Natchitoches

15

Rapides

1,342

Sabine

62

St. Tammany

505

Washington

11

 

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. 

Cleco warns that downed power lines can be energized and dangerous. Stay away from all power lines and do not attempt to move an object that is touching a downed line. Call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report a dangerous situation with electricity.

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

(o) 318-484-7411

(c) 318-308-5175

###


Press Releases  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010