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Hurricane Isaac 5 a.m. Update

PINEVILLE, La., August 29, 2012 – As the path of Hurricane Isaac shifts, Cleco Power is starting to experience tropical storm force winds in its Southern District while weather conditions continue to deteriorate in St. Tammany Parish.

Cleco has a workforce of 2,400 employees and contractors ready to restore power as soon as weather permits. As long as working conditions are unsafe, our workers will be unable to begin damage assessment and power restoration.

If the storm continues on its forecasted path, Cleco expects outages throughout its statewide service territory.  Cleco will provide another update mid-morning.

Current Power Outage Data

Avoyelles Parish – 215

Iberia Parish – 24

Rapides Parish – 58

St. Mary Parish – 6,302

St. Tammany Parish – 15,706 

 TOTAL – 22,305

Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La.  Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 2,524 megawatts and serves approximately 281,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts.  Cleco also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, which owns two natural gas-fired generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 775 megawatts.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

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Susan Broussard

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