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Multiple tornadoes sighted, threat continues into the evening

PINEVILLE, La. – Dec. 16, 2019 (4:30 p.m.) – This afternoon, multiple tornadoes were reported across central Louisiana, and the threat for storms and tornadic activity continues into the evening. 

“Severe thunderstorms, including the threat of strong tornadoes, will continue through this evening across Cleco’s central Louisiana service territory,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our priority is the safety of our crews, communities and customers.  Right now, crews are clearing debris and cleaning up unsafe electrical situations.  We remind our customers to stay away from downed power lines and to call 911 and Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report an unsafe electrical situation.”

As of 4 p.m., Cleco had over 9,000 central Louisiana customers without power as a result of the storms.

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 3,357 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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