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Cleco to restore power to 99 percent of customers today

Pineville, La., May 4, 2017 – By end of day, Cleco expects to restore power to over 99 percent of the 11,000 customers who lost power after storms passed through its service territory last night and this morning. 

As of 4:30 p.m., there were approximately 400 customers experiencing a disruption in service.  These include:

 Parish

Customers affected as of 4:30 p.m.

Acadia

5

Avoyelles

89

Calcasieu

32

Evangeline

<5

Grant

<5

Iberia

<5

Natchitoches

<5

Rapides

38

St. Landry

<5

St. Martin

20

St. Mary

41

St. Tammany

143

Vernon

20

Washington

<5

 

“Crews have been working around the clock to restore power to customers affected by the storms, and we expect all but 33 of the remaining 400 customers to have their power restored today,” said James Lass, manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Although we brought in extra crews and have been working tirelessly to restore power, the damage is located in areas difficult to access or that remain flooded.  We are bringing in special equipment to assist with our restoration efforts to the remaining 33 customers.”

Customers expected have power restored tomorrow or Monday include:

Town / City

Customers affected

Expected restoration

Cottonport

1

Friday, May 5

Evergreen

2

Friday, May 5

New Iberia

30

Monday, May 8

 

Even with power restored to most customers, electric lines still could be lying on the ground.  Cleco reminds everyone to stay away from downed power lines.  To report potentially dangerous situations involving electricity, call Cleco at 1-800-622-6537.

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                                                               

 

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