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Storms leave Cleco customers without power

Pineville, La., April 30, 2017 – Storms moved through Cleco’s service territory late last night and this morning causing widespread power outages.  Due to strong winds and lightning, approximately 12,000 Cleco customers are without power.

“All available Cleco line crews and an additional 19 contractor crews have been mobilized to begin restoration efforts,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. 

Parish

Customer outages

Acadia

120

Allen

133

Avoyelles

3,877

Beauregard

725

Desoto

45

Evangeline

1,048

Grant

325

Iberia

524

Natchitoches

<5

Rapides

2,201

Red River

58

Sabine

623

St. Landry

1,022

St. Martin

<5

St. Mary

29

Vernon

1,279

Washington

125

 

Cleco will continue to monitor the storm as the system moves through Cleco’s service territory in south Louisiana. For the most up-to-the-minute outage information, visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at www.cleco.com/outage-map

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 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 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

(o) 318-484-7411

(c) 318-308-5175                          

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