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Storms leave Cleco customers without power

Pineville, La., May 16, 2019 – Storms moved through Cleco’s service territory this morning causing widespread power outages to approximately 20,000 customers.

“All available Cleco line crews and an additional 115 contractor crews from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have been mobilized to begin restoration efforts,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. 

Cleco currently has about 12,000 customers without power. 

Parish

Customer outages

Avoyelles

69

Beauregard

130

Desoto

69

Evangeline

6,148

Grant

213

Iberia

4,485

Rapides

338

St. Landry

355

St. Martin

230

St. Mary

98

 

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

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

(o) 318-484-7411

(c) 318-308-5175                           

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