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Cleco restores power to over 80 percent of customers impacted by Tropical Storm Barry

PINEVILLE, La. – July 15, 2019 (4 p.m.) – As of 4 p.m., Cleco crews have restored power to approximately 51,000 of the 63,000 customers impacted by power outages following Tropical Storm Barry’s path across the state.

“Our crews have made great progress today and restored power to over 80 percent of customers, and they’re still working,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.

Cleco crews are still replacing broken poles and picking up downed wire in the harder hit areas of Iberia and St. Mary parishes.  

“We understand our customers without power are ready for us to complete the restoration,” said Lass.  “Our crews are working hard and have endured rain, flood and winds to restore the customers who now have power. We are committed to completing this restoration as quickly and safely as possible and appreciate our customers’ patience.”

As of 4 p.m., Cleco had less than 12,000 customers without power. 

Parish

Customers without power

Avoyelles

588

Evangeline

9

Grant

<5

Iberia

4,585

Rapides

90

St. Martin

23

St. Mary

6,144

St. Tammany

196

 

To see photos of storm damage and restoration efforts, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website at 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 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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