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Power restored to 99 percent of customers following TS Barry

PINEVILLE, La. – July 16, 2019 (9 p.m.) – As of 9 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 99 percent of the 63,000 Cleco customers who lost power following Tropical Storm Barry.

“We have over 400 line mechanics, 125 tree trimmers and 30 damage assessors still working to restore power to customers,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.

As of 9 p.m., Cleco had approximately 350 customers without power in the hardest hit areas of Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.  The company expects to have a small number of customers without power throughout the night.

“While we worked very hard again today, we were unable to restore power to all of our customers; however, we anticipate that by tomorrow all customers who can take power will be restored,” said Lass.  “We appreciate our customers’ support as crews work to safely restore their power.”   

For more information, visit Cleco’s Storm Center at outage.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower. 


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