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NWS confirms three tornados moved across central Louisiana

PINEVILLE, La. – Nov. 2, 2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed tornadic activity across Louisiana, including three tornados in Rapides Parish of which one continued into Grant Parish, late night on Oct. 31 and into the early morning hours of Nov. 1. 

“Our crews are working safely and efficiently to tackle the damage left behind by the tornados and strong winds that moved across central Louisiana,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “We have all available crews on hand, clearing and cleaning debris, as well as replacing broken poles, cross arms and downed wire.”

As of 10:30 a.m., Cleco had 2,751 central Louisiana customers without power as a result of the storms.

Parish

Customers without power

Avoyelles Parish

6

Grant

855

Rapides

1,890

 

“Cleco and our contractor crews have covered a lot of ground since the storms moved through the area,” said Lass. “We thank them for their dedication, working late nights and early mornings to restore power to our customers.” 

Cleco reminds customers to call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report unsafe electrical situations.

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC 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 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com. 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

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