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Storm leaves 28,000 customers without power

Pineville, La., Oct. 26, 2019 (10 a.m.) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Olga moved through St. Tammany Parish this morning damaging parts of Cleco’s system and leaving 28,000 customers without power.

“Cleco crews are assessing damage, and initial reports indicate damage to substations, broken poles and downed wire,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  ”In addition to our crews in St. Tammany, we are mobilizing Cleco crews from around the state, along with contractor crews, to assist with clearing debris, making repairs to our system and restoring power.”

Cleco reminds customers to be aware of possible downed lines. Stay away from low-hanging or downed lines. Call Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 and 911 to report an unsafe situation with electricity. For additional safety tips, please visit www.cleco.com

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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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