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Cleco to restore power to customers affected by weekend storms

Pineville, La., May 20, 2019 – As of noon, approximately 500 customers in Evangeline Parish remain without power following Sunday morning’s storm that left nearly 20,000 customers across Cleco’s service territory without power. 

“There were eight confirmed tornadoes in Louisiana yesterday and two touched down in Ville Platte and Mamou,” 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 lines and restore power to our customers.  We expect that all customers who can take power will be restored today.”

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Cleco reminds customers to be aware of possible downed lines. Stay away from low-hanging or downed lines. Call Cleco or 911 to report an unsafe situation with electricity. For additional safety tips, please visit www.cleco.com.  

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

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