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Cleco restores power to all customers affected by Tropical Storm Cristobal

PINEVILLE, La. – June 8, 2020 (4:30 p.m. update) – Cleco has restored power to all customers who lost service due to Tropical Storm Cristobal.

The storm, which made landfall in southeast Louisiana Sunday afternoon, caused power outages in Cleco’s service territory along the Northshore affecting approximately 9,000 customers in St. Tammany and Washington parishes. 

“While we restored power to nearly 90 percent of these customers on Sunday, the storm continued to cause power outages as weather bands moved across the area throughout the night,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our crews battled heavy rainfall and wind gusts, and today, we were able to safely restore service to all customers who could receive power.”

A few customers remain without power due to flooding which prohibits Cleco from restoring power until flood waters recede.

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company brought in 500 line mechanics and over 200 vegetation specialists, including off-road and high water equipment, to help with restoration efforts.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience, and we are proud of our storm team for working quickly and safely,” said Lass. 

For Cleco news, visit www.cleco.com or follow the company 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 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 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, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com.

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